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U.S. Low on Hospital Beds, Physician Visits, High on Costs
Health Leaders Media

In its annual tracking and reporting on more than 1,200 health system measures across 30 industrialized countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international study group, found that the United States may be spending its healthcare dollars less efficiently when compared with those other nations.

In particular, the U.S. has a comparatively low number of hospital beds and physicians per capita, while American patients have fewer hospital and physician visits than most other countries.