Background

Learn more about our opinions and expertise on international health system comparisons:

Why Is U.S. Health Care So Expensive? Some of the Reasons You’ve Heard Turn Out to Be Myths. The New York Times, 2018.

Why Does the U.S. Spend So Much on Health Care? Learning from World Comparisons. AMA Moving Medicine Podcast, 2019.

This Study Changed How a Harvard Professor Thinks About Health Care. Vox, 2018.

The U.S. Spends Twice as Much On Health Care as Other High-Income Countries. TIME, 2018.

The Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would You Pick? The New York Times, 2017.

 

Read our peer-reviewed international comparisons work:

Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries. JAMA, 2018.

The Relationship Between Health Spending and Social Spending in High-Income Countries: How Does the US Compare? Health Affairs, 2019.

Challenges in International Comparison of Health Care Systems. JAMA, 2017.

Performance of UK National Health Service Compared with Other High Income Countries: Observational Study. BMJ, 2019.