Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The role of health care in the U.S. economy
Slide content:Total Health Expenditure per Capita, Select Countries, 2013 Note: U.S. spending per capita as reported by OECD differs from figures reported elsewhere in this report. 14
Slide notes:When comparing per capita health care expenditures in the U.S. to other countries, the U.S. spends fifty percent more than the next closest industrialized country, Germany, and almost twice the average expenditure of other industrialized countries. With all the money being spent in the U.S., you might be asking: Where is the money being spent? What is the source of the funds to pay for all these health care expenditures? How is the money distributed to the various organizations and participants? You can look at spending in a number of different ways - by category of service, by contributors to spending, and by type of payor. 14