FAQs About Benefits—Health Spending and Insurance Issues

How does this pattern compare with what's found in other nations?

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International Health Costs, 2005

 Cost per Capita  % of GDP
OECD Median $2,759 9.0%
Belgium $3,389 10.3%
Canada $3,326 9.8%
Czech Republic $1,479 7.2%
Denmark $3,108 9.1%
Finland $2,331 7.5%
France $3,374 11.1%
Germany $3,287 10.7%
Greece $2,981 10.1%
Iceland $3,443 9.5%
Italy $2,532 8.9%
Korea $1,318 6.0%
Mexico $675 6.4%
Netherlands $3,094 9.2%
New Zealand $2,343 9.0%
Norway $4,364 9.1%
Portugal $2,033 10.2%
Slovakia $1,137 7.1%
Spain $2,255 8.2%
Switzerland $4,177

11.6%

United Kingdom $2,724 8.3%
United States $6,401 15.3%
Source:OECD, Health Data, 2007.


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