In this issue of JAMA, Papanicolas and colleagues1 compared health care spending in the United States with health care spending in a select group of 10 of the highest-income countries (United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Denmark). The authors examined drivers of spending across multiple dimensions, including general health system expenditures, population behaviors and health, labor costs and structural capacity, administrative costs, utilization, access and quality, cost of pharmaceuticals, and distribution and equity.
Bauchner H, Fontanarosa PB. Health Care Spending in the United States Compared With 10 Other High-Income CountriesWhat Uwe Reinhardt Might Have Said. JAMA. 2018;319(10):990–992. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.1879
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