US Healthcare Quality and Efficiency Stinks Compared to Other Developed Nations

June 18, 2014 4:34 AM

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US Healthcare Quality and Efficiency Stinks Compared to Other Developed Nations

The last place ranking can’t be pinned on the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare), but can be seen as an overall healthcare trend for the last decade. Most of the numbers for the report were collected before Obamacare was fully implemented. The US also ranked dead last in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2010.

The report found that the US ends up spending $8,508 on average for health care per person. This amount is over 100% more per person than was spent on average per person in the United Kingdom ($3,406), yet the UK was still able to provide better service in every category studied including quality ca...

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