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The Cost of Care

United States $7,290 Dollar figures reflect all public and private spending on care, from doctor visits to hospital infrastructure. Data are from 2007 or the most recent year available. GRAPHIC: OLIVER UBERTI, NG STAFF. SOURCE: "OECD HEALTH DATA 2009," ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT Average number of doctor visits a year - Nation with universal health coverage provided by public and private insurers - Nation without universal health Health care spending per person, in U.S. dollars coverage 12+ Switzerland $4,417 Average life expectancy at birth Luxembourg 4,162 Canada 3,895 Austria 3,763 France 3,601 Denmark 3,512 Sweden 3,323 ABOVE AVERAGE - 80 Australia 3,137 $2,986 - ------ U.K. 2,992 -.- 79.2 Finland 2,840 BELOW AVERAGE 2,671 Spain Japan New Zealand 2,510 2,581 Portugal 2,150 - 75 South Korea Czech Republic Slovak Republic 1,688 1,626 1,555 Hungary 1,388 Poland 1,035 ALL 30 OECD COUNTRIES NOT SHOWN Mexico 823

The Cost of Care

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The United States spends more on medical care per person than any country, yet life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed nations and many developing ones. Lack of health insurance is a f...


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