Health Spending

The US stands out as an outlier: the US spends far more on health than any other country, yet the life expectancy of the American population is not longer but actually shorter than in other countries that spend far less -

Life expectancy vs. health expenditure over time, 1970-20141 Graph produced by Max Roser on 25 July 2016 using OECD data on health spending and World Bank data on life expectancy at birth. The definition of health spending given by the OECD is the following: “Health spending measures the final consumption of health care goods and services (i.e. current health expenditure) including personal health care (curative care, rehabilitative care, long-term -