Key findings from our paper: Compared to others, the U.S.: 1 Looks about the same on utilization 2 Has similar primary care / specialist mix 3 Has much higher admin costs 4 Pays lots more for everything: doctors, nurses, drugs, etc
Inspired by Uwe, & I did a dive deep into US healthcare spending...and WHY it looks so different from other countries Our paper in . Its still the prices.....
Why is #healthcarespending in the United States so much greater than in other high-income countries? Find out in this special communication from 's , , and
Why is health care spending in the United States so much greater than in other high-income countries? Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries via
New JAMA study sheds light on why Americans pay double the healthcare cost for lower coverage rates and poorer health outcomes. We're paying the price for political ideology and I don't know what it will take for lawmakers to snap out of it.
"Contrary to some explanations for high spending, social spending and health care utilization in the United States did not differ substantially from other high-income nations.” Fascinating and important finding by and colleagues.
Totally obsessing over this article!! 11 high-resource countries compared for health care spending, structural capacity, workforce, performance, and outcomes. Twice the spending on health care in the US does not result in better results.
Highly recommend the paper by It's importance backed up by 3 editorials. Last thing for me to highlight is way out-of-line administrative $US costs.
Rising costs of US healthcare largely due to higher prices, not necesssrily higher utilization or more specialists
US health care is crazy, highest expenditure on health across high income countries, worst outcomes for life expectancy, infant mortality & having health care. Huge transaction costs, $$$s to pharma, top doctors and private companies. Keep the NHS public!
must read for international health policy by raises lots of (tough) domestic q's for Canada in our push toward health equity
Why is health care spending in U.S. higher than abroad? Great study by reinforces that: - It's not (lack of) social spending - It's not utilization, ie days in hospital, etc - It's the prices!
It's the prices, stupid. US healthcare spending 2X of 10 other rich countries NOT b/c we're whiners who go to doc at slightest sniffle: admin $$ 2-8X higher; Rx spend $1443 vs $466-$939; doc salary $218k vs $86k-$154k
The US spends twice as much as its peers on medical care yet performs less well on many health outcomes. study in new FT Health
JAMA: Why US Health Care Costs Are 2x Higher than other High-Income Countries- US, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland
Really nice paper by gives you a veritable plethora of information on US healthcare. Well written discussion guaranteed to expand your healthpolicy IQ too!
The US spends 8% of GDP on healthcare **administration**, versus 3% in comparator nations. A titanic waste of money that accomplishes nothing apart from making everyone miserable, both patients and doctors.
Why is #healthcare spending in the #UnitedStates so much greater than in other high-income countries? Find out in this #video and learn more from authors at ​ and :
Powerful study. US had the highest infant mortality, neonatal mortality and maternal mortality of all high income countries. Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
Very interesting comparison of health and social spending, and utilization, in 10 high-income countries by et al
This JAMA paper, well summarized by destroys the myth that Canada spends too much on both health care and social spending:
RT : Why is #healthcarespending in the US so much greater than in other high-income countries? "US spends twice as much on medical care but utilization rates are largely similar" says , in
"Prices of labor/goods...main drivers of differences in spending [between US and other high income countries]. Targeting utilization alone unlikely to reduce growth in health spending…need reduce prices & admin costs” by et al
US health care system. "Administrative costs of care (planning, regulating, and managing systems and services) accounted for 8% in the US vs a range of 1% to 3% in the other countries". Yes Toto, governments can be more efficient - and get better outcomes.
Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries #healthcare
Remarkable - if I have this right - we use about the same amount of health care per capita in US as others do - we just charge more for it? Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
رابط الدراسة التي نشرت في مجلة JAMA والتي قارنت عشرة أنظمة صحية غنية في العالم كان الأسوأ والأكثر كلفة النظام الأمريكي مقارنة بأنظمة مثل النظام الصحي الكندي والبريطاني والفرنسي والألماني #وزارة_الصحة #اقتصاد
Q tan diferentes es U.S de otros paises? Tiempo de revisar algunos mitos? Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
This article from JAMA 2 days ago has some additional interesting comparisons of Canada, US and other countries
And based on this article comparing 11 resource-rich countries, net income of Canadian physicians is not low relative to other jurisdictions.
Why does US healthcare cost so much (2x avg)? It’s not utilization. 3 primary drivers 1) Admin costs 3x avg 2) Pharmacy costs 1.5-3x avg 3) Provider pay 2-3x avg *avg cost of other high income nations. MT
Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
In 2016, the United States spent nearly twice as much on medical care as 10 high-income countries - and...
"Efforts targeting utilization alone are unlikely to reduce the growth in #healthcare spending in the United States; a more concerted effort to reduce prices and administrative costs is likely needed." ht
“On average, we are pretty average” ⁦⁩. Insightful Keynote Address for 2018 ⁦⁩ meeting #ACSCC18 ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
Prescription drugs, medical devices, and administrative costs are the main drivers of the high cost of Health Care in the United States
JAMA examines US expenditures on healthcare. US has lowest population health outcomes and highest administrative spending. #mustread #journalwatch #healthcarespending
Excellent, in-depth article in this week on health care spending in the US and elsewhere. Lots of pearls in there, but my favorite... Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
Here is some good more recent data
This useful paper helps. UK tends to simplify the reasons for US spending (overdx/rx etc) but we don’t lag far behind.....
Why is health care spending in the US so much greater than in other high-income countries? With little evidence of successful reforms, read what the US can learn from other nations by & of &
Weekend reading in JAMA: Important contributions from my friend and colleagues. International comparisons of utilization and price. Price is the major driver in per capita cost differences. Insights for US health policy formulation
if you were unconvinced, a new paper #OA today has plenty of supportive evidence -worst life expectancy of the 11 countries ranked -highest neonatal and maternal mortality
via - Health care costs? They say it's the prices...
New paper in latest JAMA re-proves that high prices are behind high US healthcare costs, while authors puzzle over remedies for this occult pricing malady. I’m just spitballing here, but … maybe price transparency & competition?
U.S. spent ~2x as other high-income countries on medical care, yet utilization rates are largely similar; difference is in prices of labor and goods, including pharmaceuticals, and administrative costs; nice paper by
New #JAMA study () on what's driving the high rate of healthcare spending, and reminds us to look both at the quantity and price of services. The most proven way to lower prices while driving innovation is a competitive market.
The costs of us health care.
Broken system: "In 2016, the United States spent nearly twice as much as 10 high-income countries on medical care and performed less well on many population health outcomes."
US healthcare costs: Reasonably balanced news story about article comparing to other countries. Excellent pizza metaphor by at end.
Why are things so expensive? #healthcare #bigpharma
True:False about American #healthcare. We pay more $ for less health. study concludes high drug, admin & salary costs impt factors. Healthcare's high cost: U.S. versus the world
Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
Seems like the right wing dream of a marketised private health care system is not the utopia it's made out to be by our government
Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
Phenomenal #SOC18 keynote from : a lot of “settled knowledge” turns out to be wrong. Compelling summary of 🏆 work
We spent much more per capital in healthcare in the US yet our outcomes are not better. Higher costs of goods and services as well as administrative costs are primarily responsible for the higher expenditures in the US
JAMA: High Health Care Spending in the US as compared to other HICs driven primarily by prices and administrative costs
The study in question (), combined the 50k+ hospitalists in the US, who do not do primary care, with generalists. This is not primary care. (2/)
Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
OECD breaks down some input costs - patchy data though Proportions of inputs do vary, but labour costs biggest element in all systems High US spend is as u say largely due to high input prices cf
Want to know how healthcare dollars are spent? Good overview of 11 countries. -> What do you find most surprising?
Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
Ouch! "In 2016, the #US spent nearly twice as much as 10 high-income countries on medical care and performed less well on many population health outcomes." #Lifexpectancy was the lowest of the 11 countries and #infantmortality was the highest!
Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
More gets you less: USA tops global health spending, for worse results. Unless you're a physician, in which case count the money. Pills, tools and admin costs also take a toll. Report:
'In '16, USA spent nearly 2x as much as 10 high-income countries on medical care/ performed less well on many population health outcomes'
Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
Eye opening article! Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
Fascinating work from about US healthcare expenditures in
Prices of labor and goods, including pharmaceuticals and devices, and administrative costs appeared to be the main drivers of the differences in spending.
An excellent analysis on #Healthcare costs in the US as compared with other developed countries.
Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries #sociology
The United States spent approximately twice as much as other high-income countries on medical care, but worse outcomes than similar to those in other nations. Prescriptions costs x3 more per capita
Interesting insight into how the US spends twice as much as other rich nations and gets less out of it. Americans dont consume more healthcare than others but pay much more for what they consume.
OECD data on physician earnings prominent in lit (including have they ever been validated? do those Canada figures look realistic: 146k US$ for generalist annual income, 188k for specialists?
We (USA) spend most $ but most obese, lowest life expectancy, highest infant mortality, lowest insured %. Pay >>> $ for drugs/docs/admin. Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries