Why U.S. spends so much on health care: Learn from world comparisons

The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country in the world, and the gap between American spending and that of comparable nations isn’t particularly close. In the first part of his keynote address at the 2019 AMA State Advocacy Summit, Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, discusses why the U.S. spends so much more on health care than other countries and reviews data on potential reasons for this high rate of spending. This is an excellent analysis and well worth the read