Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Health care spending: US vs the rest of the world

A series of visual depictions compiled by the Atlantic, the first one showing the U.S. as an outlier in terms of cost:outcome ratio:

That's quite a tale of U.S. exceptionalism.  Also, this, which tells a slightly more conservative story of administrative costs (13%) than Zakaria's 20-30%:

A few more charts at the link breakdown health care spending by sector, and the article ends with this chart of U.S. federal spending:

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