How much Americans are spending on drugs compared to the rest of the world

mericans spend much more than people in most other countries on prescribed drugs. That’s one finding in a new report, Health at a Glance 2015, from the Organisation for Economic ...

The United States spends more on health care than any other developed nation

That’s one finding from a new report, “Health at a Glance 2015,” from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). We’re spending more ...

What’s the real cost of better healthcare?

We are entering the era of personalised medicine. It was exemplified last week by a “milestone” trial of a new drug for prostate cancer that slowed tumour growth in 88 per cent ...

U.S. Still Behind Other Countries in Effective Health Care Spending

r years America’s gold-plated healthcare system has provided little bang for the buck. In 2013, the U.S. outspent 13 other high-income countries on medical care – including Australia, ...

What’s Wrong With The US Healthcare System

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other developed nation. Having a baby here costs more than it would in any other country. Yet Americans lead far shorter lives than ...

Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?

Despite the news last week that America’s healthcare spending will not be rising at the sky-high rate that was once predicted, the fact remains that the U.S. far outspends its ...

U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries

Earlier this year, Cadillac ran a controversial TV ad that first aired during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was called “Poolside” and featured actor Neal ...

The Japanese Way: Health Insurance System Offers Cheaper Medical Care

All Japanese citizens are legally guaranteed health coverage at anytime, anyplace, by any doctor, without referral. The rich and poor have access to the same doctors. “There ...

The Most Efficient Health Care Systems In The World

As supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act debate the best way to overhaul a clearly broken health care system, it’s perhaps helpful to put American medicine in a ...

Revealing a Health Care Secret: The Price

Elisabeth Rosenthal is writing an excellent series on health care costs for The Times – her stories, about the cost of births in America and another comparing American hospital ...
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