Study: U.S. has high mortality rates despite high health care spending

05/13/2011 | Hill, The

The U.S. spends about 16% of its GDP on health care -- $7,500 per person in 2008 -- but has the highest infant mortality rate and lowest life expectancy of 17 major industrialized countries studied by the Conference Board of Canada. Health care providers are paid more in the U.S. than in other countries, but the nation has fewer doctors and hospital beds per capita, the study found.

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