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UK US Healthcare Comparison

  1. 1. Comparing and Contrasting the US and UK Healthcare Systems regarding Cost and Effectiveness By James Rosen
  2. 2. Healthcare Spending - US  The most recent data shows that the U.S. healthcare spending reached $2.7 trillion dollars in 2011, or $8,680 per person. Health spending grew 3.9% in 2011, the same rate as 2009 and 2010. Health spending as a share of GDP has remained stable from 2009 through 2011 at 17.9%
  3. 3. Chart on US Healthcare Spending
  4. 4. Healthcare Spending - UK  The total expenditure on healthcare in the UK for 2011 was 142.8 billion pounds. This was a small increase from 140.1 in 2010. In 2011, healthcare expenditure was 9.4% of GDP, which fell from 9.9% in 2010.
  5. 5. Chart on UK Healthcare Spending
  6. 6. Paying for Healthcare in the US  In the US, health care facilities are owned and operated by private sector businesses. Most of the population under 67 has health insurance from their or a family members employer. Health insurance is a program that helps pay medical expenses.
  7. 7. Paying for Healthcare in the US  According to the US Census Bureau, roughly 55% of Americans obtain insurance through an employer, while about 10% purchase it directly. 31% of Americans were enrolled in a public health insurance program. Approximately 16% of Americans are uninsured as of 2010.
  8. 8. Paying for Healthcare in the UK  In the UK, healthcare is facilitated by the government through the NHS (National Health Service). All UK permanent residents receive public healthcare that is free at the point of need. It is paid for with general taxation. The only out of pocket expense is copayment for outpatient prescriptions and dentistry.
  9. 9. US v UK Healthcare Spending
  10. 10. Healthcare Outcomes - US  The average lift expectancy in the US is 78.4 years. That ranks 50th among 221 nations. Of 17 high income countries studied by the National Institutes of Health in 2013, the US had the highest prevalence of infant mortality, heart and lung disease, sexually transmitted infections, and disability.
  11. 11. Life Expectancy Comparison
  12. 12. Healthcare Outcomes - UK  Life expectancy in the UK is 80.75 years. In a comparison with 6 other wealthy countries (Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and the USA) the NHS was rated as the best healthcare system in terms of efficiency, effective care, and costrelated problems.
  13. 13. 7 Country Comparison Chart
  14. 14. Government v Private  You have seen the differences between a government run healthcare system (UK) and one that is privatized and run like a for-profit business (US). I really do not see a lot of similarities. The differences are clear from the data provided, you can come to your own conclusions.
  15. 15. Works Cited     Harrison, Anthony, “The English Health Care System, 2012”, The Commonwealth Fund, web, 21, Nov. 2013 Health insurance in the United States, Wikipedia, 16, Nov. 2013, web, 21, Nov. 2013 Key statistics on the NHS, NHS Confederation, May 2013, web, 21, Nov. 2013 National Health Expenditures 2011 Highlights, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, web, 21, Nov. 2013