Why is the US health system so expensive?

In the US, health care costs are high.

The cost of a hospital stay and medical tests are among the highest in the world.

Many US patients can’t afford to pay out-of-pocket.

But this isn’t the only problem.

The country’s health system also spends heavily on administrative and administrative-related costs, according to a new report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

These costs are often hidden in the cost of the hospital stay, which in many cases has a significant impact on the cost per patient.

The IHME, a US government agency, analysed health care expenditures in the US from 2014 to 2021.

The report, published in the Journal of Health Economics, found that the average US patient spent $5,722 on medical expenses in 2021.

That was the highest out- of-pocket cost in the OECD.

The average US hospital stay cost $3,724.

The US also spent more than $1,000 per patient on prescriptions and $1.15 per test.

The top five countries spending most on medical costs were Australia, Germany, France, the UK and Japan.

Health care costs have increased by an average of more than 13% over the last five years.

The rate of growth in health care spending has also been slow.

From 2006 to 2019, total US spending on health care increased by just 3% a year.

The national average increase of 10.5% between 2006 and 2019 is a far cry from the growth seen in the UK.

The UK saw a 12.5-fold increase in its health care expenditure in the same period.

The figures also show that the US has more expensive health care systems than any other developed country.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates that US health care system spending is more than three times the average OECD system expenditure, including the UK, Germany and Japan, which have the highest spending in the Organisation for Cooperation and Development.

“The US health sector has the highest levels of spending on administrative costs,” said Dr Jeroen van Dijk, senior economist at IHme.

“This means that a large proportion of the administrative costs of health care are being absorbed by the healthcare system itself.”

Healthcare spending is also rising in the rest of the world, although the gap between the US and other developed countries has narrowed.

Australia spent $11,764 per person on health-related expenditures in 2021, while Japan spent $7,813.

Canada spent $10,076 and Switzerland $6,945.

Australia’s health care spend is higher than that of many European countries, such as Germany, where the average per person spend on healthcare is $719.

However, the OECD has a higher level of healthcare spending than the US.

The OECD spends about $6 trillion per year.

A higher average per capita expenditure in some countries can mean lower overall health care expenses.

The world’s highest expenditure is in Sweden, where health care spends $19,719 per person.