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Physican fees drive higher U.S. spending on physician care
Modern Healthcare

New research finds that fees paid to physicians in the United States are higher than in other countries and are the main cause of higher overall spending in America on physicians’ services. The study—which appears in the September issue of the journal Health Affairs—reported that 2008 per capita spending on physicians services in the United States was $1,599, while per-person spending for these services across all other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries averaged about 81% less than that, or about $310 per person in U.S. dollars.