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U.S. Healthcare: Still Pricey, but Getting Better
MedPage Today

Healthcare costs in the U.S. remain the highest per person, but expenditure growth has slowed in the past decade, bringing the nation’s health budget more in line with other countries, according to a new analysis.

In 2011, the cost of health spending was $7,212 per person in the U.S., compared with $3,359 in France, $3,796 in Canada, $3,808 in Germany, $4,110 in the Netherlands, and $4,338 in Switzerland, wrote Luca Lorenzoni and colleagues from Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.