Thursday, June 24, 2010

Reuters: "U.S. scores dead last again in healthcare study"

Reuters reports this morning that "Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on health care, but get lower quality, less efficiency and have the least equitable system, according to a report released on Wednesday."

The report, put out by the Commonwealth Fund, includes data on health care spending by nation:
In 2007, health spending was $7,290 per person in the United States, more than double that of any other country in the survey.

Australians spent $3,357, Canadians $3,895, Germans $3,588, the Netherlands $3,837 and Britons spent $2,992 per capita on health in 2007. New Zealand spent the least at $2,454.