Pearson: spending on almost every area of health care is higher in the united states than in other countries for example, nearly $900 per person per year goes on administrative costs for example, nearly $900 per person per year goes on administrative costs. This slideshow compares health care spending in the us and other industrialized countries, including data on health spending per person and the growth rate in recent years and over time the data shows that the us spends significantly more on health care than other nations, both on a per-capita basis and relative to its wealth. How does the us healthcare system compare with other countries how does the existing us healthcare system compare with those in other countries spending compared with life expectancy.
Newshour: let’s start broadly where does the us health care spending stand relative to other oecd countries pearson: whether measured relative to its population or its economy, the united states spends by far the most in the world on health care the us spent $8,233 on health per person in 2010. Since 1980, the gap has widened between us health spending and that of other countries over the past four decades, the difference between health spending as a share of the economy in the us and comparable oecd countries has widened. The united states spends almost twice as much on health care, as a percentage of its economy, as other advanced industrialized countries — totaling $33 trillion, or 179 percent of gross domestic product in 2016.
The united states spends more on national defense than china, russia, saudi arabia, india, france, united kingdom, and japan combined while the chart above illustrates last year’s defense spending in dollar terms, the united states has historically devoted a larger share of its economy to. Health care spending in the us far exceeds that in other countries, despite a global slowdown in spending growth in recent years at 171 percent of gdp, the us devotes at least 50 percent more of its economy to health care than do other countries. Among the 35 oecd member countries, 32 have now introduced universal healthcare legislation that resembles the who criteria in germany , the world’s first national health insurance system shows. One table uses us dollars per capita the other table uses 2011 ppp international us dollars (inflation-adjusted to 2011 dollars) the chart to the right measures the total cost of health care (public and private expenditures) total health expenditure per capita in us dollars not inflation adjusted.
“the us spends more on healthcare, but we don’t have the same health outcomes [as other countries],” said cynthia cox, associate director at kaiser family foundation, a nonprofit organization that researches national health issues. Us healthcare ranked dead last compared to 10 other countries it's fairly well accepted that the us is the most expensive healthcare system in the world, but many continue to falsely. However, public (ie government) spending on health care per capita in the us is greater than all other oecd countries, except norway and the netherlands  this seeming anomaly is attributable, in part, to the high cost of health care in the us.
Viewed from a global perspective, the current us healthcare impasse underscores just how poor health outcomes for people in the united states are when compared with other countries countries with largest per capita healthcare expenditures, 2015 source: organization for economic co-operation and development not all oecd members shown. The us was relatively on pace with other countries until the 1980s, when its health spending grew at a significantly faster rate relative to its gdp in 2016, the us spent nearly 18% of its gdp on health, whereas the next highest comparable country (switzerland) devoted less than 13% of its gdp to health.
Results showed that not only were us healthcare costs elevated compared to the other countries in the survey, but there is also a marked difference in what people pay in the us for the same. Prices in the us are on a like-for-like basis higher than their counterparts in other countries the data for the us were extracted from more than 370 million medical claims and more than 170 million pharmacy claims, which the federation says reflect prices negotiated and paid to healthcare providers. Us health care vs health care systems in other countries in america, average spending per person is a bit over $8,000 this is significantly more than other countries for example, spending in the countries that are the next highest spenders, the netherlands and switzerland, are about $3,000 less per year, and the average spending of all.