TITLE

US spends most on health care, gets less

AUTHOR(S)
Mayer, Kathryn
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Benefits Selling;Jul2012, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study from the Commonwealth Fund which explained that U.S. spent almost 8,000 U.S. dollars per person for health care services in 2009, but for lesser quality. The researchers reported that U.S. health care spending represented 17% of gross domestic product (GDP) as compared to other countries with 12% or less. They found that the high cost was due to higher prices and greater use of technology, rather than maximizing the services of doctors and hospitals.
ACCESSION #
78386937

 

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