How does health spending in the U.S. compare to other countries?

This slideshow compares health care spending in the U.S. and other industrialized countries, including data on health spending per person and the growth rate in recent years and over time. The data shows that the U.S. spends significantly more on health care than other nations, both on a per-capita basis and relative to its wealth. While the rate of growth has slowed in the U.S. and abroad in recent years, it remains higher in the U.S.

The slideshow is part of the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system.

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