It spends more on health care than any other high-income country, but has the lowest life expectancy. EE. UU. It has the highest suicide rate among rich countries.
As a reflection of shorter life expectancy, U.S. It has the highest suicide rate of these countries, with France in second place. It has the lowest rate, half that of the United States. High suicide rates may indicate a high burden of mental illness; socioeconomic variables are also a factor, 5 The U.S.
It has seen an increase in “deaths out of desperation” in recent years, including suicides and deaths related to substance use, including overdoses,6.Worse health outcomes and lower life expectancy seem to be related to risk factors and the burden of disease. Adults report that they have ever been diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or hypertension, over their lifetime, compared to 22 percent or less in all other countries. This rate is twice as high as in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Obesity is a key risk factor for chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.
It has the highest obesity rate among the countries studied, twice as high as the OECD average and approximately four times higher than in Switzerland and Norway. Overall, obesity rates were higher in English-speaking countries, all with rates of a quarter or more of the total population. The problems that contribute to obesity include unhealthy living environments, less regulated food and agriculture industries, and socioeconomic and behavioral factors. 7 Despite having the highest level of spending on health care, Americans went to the doctor less often than their peers in most countries.
With four visits per capita a year, Americans visit the doctor at half the rate of Germans and the Dutch. The rate was comparable to that of New Zealand, Switzerland and Norway, but higher than that of Sweden. Less frequent doctor visits may be related to the low supply of doctors in the U.S. It has a little more than half as many doctors as Norway, which has the largest supply.
The use of specialized scans is higher than in most countries, almost double the OECD average, but comparable to that of France. Germany had an even higher rate of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while New Zealand's was low. Previous analyses suggest that countries with a large supply of magnetic resonance scanners also tend to have higher rates of scan utilization, 8 United States,. Perform some elective surgeries at a higher rate than in other countries.
The rate of hip arthroplasty per 1,000 people aged 65 and over was higher than the OECD average, but similar to the rate in Norway and Switzerland. Canada, United Kingdom,. It also had one of the highest rates of women aged 50 to 69 who were screened for breast cancer. The rate is significantly higher than the OECD average.
By contrast, in Switzerland, France and Germany, only half of women of this age had been tested. The five-year survival rate for breast cancer is the highest in the U.S. Among the 11 countries, it is more than 5 percentage points higher than the OECD average. Survival rates for breast cancer in the 11 countries compared here are higher than the OECD average.
This isn't true for other types of cancer. For example, five-year survival for cervical cancer in the United States. The number of women is lower than that of the other 10 countries and is below the OECD average. First of all, more attention should be paid to reducing health care costs.
It could use the approaches adopted by other industrialized countries to contain costs12, including budgetary practices and the use of value-based pricing of new medical technologies. Approaches that aim to reduce healthcare prices are likely to have the greatest impact, as previous research has indicated that higher prices are the main reason why the U.S. It spends more on health care than any other country. 13 Secondly, our findings call for addressing risk factors and better managing chronic diseases.
We can start by strengthening access to care and to primary care systems. Our findings show that U.S. It has a relatively lower rate of doctor visits compared to other countries. We know from previous Commonwealth Fund surveys that adults in the U.S.
Experience greater affordability barriers to accessing doctor visits, tests and treatments. 14.Increasing access to affordable health care and strengthening primary care systems are two of the most important challenges for the U.S. Health System, 15 In short, the U.S. The healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, but Americans continue to live relatively less healthy and shorter lives than their peers in other high-income countries.
Efforts are needed to control costs, improve affordability and access to needed care, along with greater efforts to address risk factors, in order to alleviate the problem. The authors would like to thank Corinne Lewis and Jesse Baumgartner for their careful verification of the data. The authors also wish to thank Robin Osborn for his assistance in conceptualizing the analysis. Quality of care, coverage and access, care environments, hospital care, access to care, costs and expenses, healthcare spending, international, health outcomes.
HRI defines the medical cost trend as the projected percentage increase in the cost of treating patients from one year to the next, assuming that the benefits remain the same. The pandemic has changed the way and place in which Americans access health care, a change big enough to influence multiple aspects of price and usage and, therefore, the trend in medical costs. .