A Commonwealth Report evaluating 11 countries health systems put the U.S. dead last for the fifth time since the report has been published. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, used criteria such as quality, efficiency and access to care to reach its conclusion. But it also expects the U.S. scores to be better next time the report is published since it implemented the Affordable Care Act.
The UK came out on top, spending only $3,406 per person, on average, compared with $8,508 in the U.S. But for all the money the U.S. spends, the report suggests it has little to show for it.