U.S. ranks first in health spending, last in outcomes

The U.S. spent more per capita on health care between 2004 and 2014 than 10 other industrialized nations measured, but it ranked last in health outcomes, a Commonwealth Fund study found. The U.S. spends $8,508 per capita for health care, compared with the U.K., which spends $3,405 per person and moved up to first place in outcome indicators.

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