Overview of international comparisons of health care expenditures.
Schieber, George J
Date of Pub
Poullier, Jean P
Health care expenditure and utilization trends in the 24 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries are
provided and analyzed in terms of trends in price, population, and volume-intensity. The United States spends more on health
than other countries, both in absolute dollar terms and relative to gross domestic product. Moreover, the gap appears to have
grown in recent years. Although international comparisons are difficult for a number of reasons outlined in the article, they
can be useful in focusing efforts to understand what the United States is getting for its one-half trillion dollar expenditure
on health services.
Comparative Study : Cross-Cultural Comparison : Europe : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : United States