The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Health at a glance 2011 report proved that the US once again ranks as the number one spending country on healthcare.
Out of the OECD’s 34 member countries the US has the highest cost of medical care and administrative costs which is about 7 percent on healthcare costs. This year’s study showed that the United States spent around $7,960 per person on health care in 2009 —2.5 times the average of the countries studied.
Read more at: http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org/index.php/2011/11/report-u-s-outspends-other-countries-on-health-care/
Source: Kaiser Health News