US Healthcare the Worst in the Western World

US Healthcare the Worst in the Western World

US Healthcare the Worst in the Western World

The US healthcare system is the worst in the Western world, according to a new ranking of 11 wealthy nations in terms of “efficiency, equity and outcomes.”

The Commonwealth Fund report found the US has the world’s most expensive healthcare system, but those of 10 other nations,  France, Australia, Germany, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK were all judged to be superior based on various factors.

Those factors include quality of care, access to doctors, and equity throughout the country, Time reports.

A Key conclusion: The high rate of expenditure for insurance does not appear to improve either the satisfaction of patients or the quality of service. High out-of-pocket costs and gaps in coverage “undermine efforts in the US to improve care coordination,” the report said.

“Disparities in access to services signal the need to expand insurance to cover the uninsured and to ensure that all Americans have an accessible medical home,” the report concluded.

A lack of universal healthcare was noted as the key difference between the US and the other industrial nations.

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2 Responses to "US Healthcare the Worst in the Western World"

  1. Bohdan Martynovich   September 1, 2016 at 11:39 am

    This is not news for those like me who have worked and lived abroad. Having lived in France and Canada, the medical services are far more streamlined and effective in countries with UC. They also have a huge priority on preventative health. In this country there is no $$$ in prevention, only treatment. Consequently getting sick is the “main event” in our profit driven culture.

    • Paul Ebeling   September 2, 2016 at 6:38 am

      Bohdan, Preventative medicine is the Key, that means eating real food, exercise, sunshine, and clear thinking. I write about it every day. Have a terrific weekend. Paul

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