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United States continues to have highest level of health spending
Date:9/11/2007

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  • The United States had fewer physicians, nurses and hospital beds per capita than the OECD median.
  • The United States also had lower utilization rates than the OECD median for physician visits per capita, acute care bed days and average length of inpatient stay.

    The study authors examined the prevalence of chronic disease as an increasing financial burden in the United States and other countries. Five chronic diseasesdiabetes, respiratory disease, cerebrovascular disease, heart disease and malignant neoplasmcause two-thirds of deaths in the United States. Compared to other OECD countries, we have the highest mortality rate for some of these chronic diseases, but not all.

    The authors explain that policy makers in the United States and elsewhere need to devote more attention to chronic disease, something that is already beginning to happen. Policy makers in many countries have recognized the necessity of coordinating efforts to manage chronic disease, especially for people with multiple chronic diseases, said Anderson. It is recognized that behaviors such as diet, inactive lifestyle and alcohol and tobacco consumption must be modified in order for chronic disease to decrease, which would in turn reduce overall health care spending.


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