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How much does the US spend?

  1. Nov 15, 2007 #1
    Does anyone know how much money does the US Government spend on health care per capita? And how does that compare to other industrialized countries?

    If anyone has some actual statistics, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 16, 2007 #2
    Here are the highlights of US health care spending, from the OECD:
    http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/2/38980580.pdf
    (it's included in the OECD Health Data 2007, which costs money)

    As you can see, health spending per capita is more than twice the OECD average. I would say health spending in the US has gone far beyond the point of diminishing returns.

    here's the Reuters coverage of it:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSN1424771220071115

     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2007
  4. Nov 16, 2007 #3
    Thank you very much. That was exactly what I was looking for. It is always good to have the raw facts when discusing things like health care.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2007 #4
    Hi! I happen to be from a country which really has a lot to do in the departments of the health care sector. Its amazing for me at least to see the figures that US spends on health care. I would like to know who are the bodies that are entitled or eligible to give us grants for bettering the health welfare services. Further what criteria should be met for the same? Any suggestions would be most appreciable.
     
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