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Over the past decade or so the U.S Healthcare system has been a hot topic for debates around the country. The only consistent thing according to the Commonwealth Survey Fund, is that the U.S has been ranking the worst among the developed world for the past five years. As of now, The U.K is ranked as the best, with Switzerland coming in at a close second. The report compared the U.S with ten other countries: France, Australia, Germany, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.K.
These countries were considered to be superior based on data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Criteria included quality of care, access to doctors, and interviews from physicians and patients. It seems that the main takeaway from this report is the need for equity in the U.S. healthcare system. Because while the U.S. has the most expensive healthcare, the report concludes that it ranks the lowest in efficiency and outcomes.
But let us know what you think in the comments, and what steps you think need to be taken for the U.S. to improve its healthcare system. This has been Insider’s Health. Live happy, live healthy, and live in the know. Have a great day.