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IHME’s Joseph Dieleman Discusses Lancet Studies On History, Future Of Global Health Financing

NPR: What Country Spends The Most (And Least) On Health Care Per Person?
“The United States spends the most on health care per person — $9,237 — according to two new papers published in the journal The Lancet. Somalia spends the least — just $33 per person. The data covering 184 countries was collected and analyzed by the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network, a network of investigators from around the world with expertise in various aspects of health care. … For more insights, we spoke to Dr. Joseph Dieleman, assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. He authored the two papers, one looking at health financing from 1995 to 2014, and the other estimating future health financing to 2040…” (Brink, 4/20).

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