Everyone knows that well being care spending per individual within the US is highest amongst all nations. However are these outcomes constant throughout age teams? That’s the query posed by Papanicolas et al. (2020). Utilizing 2015 OECD information from the US and seven different high-income nations (i.e., Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK), the authors discover the next:
Within the US, per capita well being care spending was $9524, or 1.9-fold larger than the imply for the 7 comparator nations….Absolutely the distinction between US spending and that of the opposite nations for ages zero to four years was $3899, and that distinction decreased at roughly age 5 years, after which it slowly elevated. The distinction elevated sooner after age 65 years, peaking at $18 645 for ages 80 to 84 years.
In brief, well being care spending within the US is larger throughout principally all ages.