Disparities in health expenditure across OECD countries: Why does the United States spend so much more than other countries? – OECD Report

Posted on October 27, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: |

Disparities in health expenditure across OECD countries: Why does the United States spend so much more than other countries?
 
The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD and more than seven percentage points higher than the average of 8.9% in OECD countries. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.

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