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Dark side of the ‘beacon’ (VII) | Is Americans' high healthcare spending worth it?

Americans spend nearly twice as much per capita on health care as citizens in other G7 states, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) 2023 Health Statistics, which is a comprehensive source of comparable statistics on healthcare systems across OECD member countries.

The data shows that despite higher healthcare spending, the US’ health outcomes are not any better than those in other developed countries. The US actually performs worse in some common health metrics, such as life expectancy and infant mortality.

Co-presented by GDToday and the School of Journalism and Communication, Jinan University

Graphic designer | Susan Zheng (intern), Xu Yuqin (intern)

Text | Susan Zheng (intern), Xu Yuqin (intern)

Editor | Wing Zhang, Steven Yuen, Lydia Liu

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