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“How and Why US Health Care Differs From That in Other OECD Countries”

Sign at Seattle's March and Rally for Health Care Reform on May 30, 2009.

Earlier this month, JAMA published a viewpoint article by Victor R. Fuchs, PhD, about the differences between the United States and other countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

In it, he highlights key differences between the US and other OECD members:

“US health care is very different from health care in other countries. Potential reasons for the differences are discussed, leading to the conclusion that future efforts to control cost, provide universal coverage, and improve health outcomes will have to consider the United States’ particular history, values, and political system.”

Read the full article – JAMA.

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