50 US Health-Care Statistics that will Absolutely Astonish you !!

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The health care system in the United States is so broken that it probably cannot be repaired. The entire thing needs to be dismantled and completely reinvented..Have a look at the presentation and …

The health care system in the United States is so broken that it probably cannot be repaired. The entire thing needs to be dismantled and completely reinvented..Have a look at the presentation and you will understand WHY. Research carried on by Mr. Amit Bhagat ,Co-Founder & CMO of MedicYatra & Kritika Beri, Intern @ MedicYatra, currently studying in SIMC

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  • 1. 50 U.S. Health Care Statistics That Will Absolutely Astonish You !! By:- Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 2. What the United States spent on health care in 2009was greater than the entire GDP of Great Britain. Source :- TIME Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 3. Health care costs accounted for just 9.5% of allpersonal consumption back in 1980. Today theyaccount for approximately 16.3%. Source :- New America Foundation Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 4. The United States spent 2.47 trillion dollars on healthcare in 2009. It is being projected that the U.S. willspend 4.5 trillion dollars on health care in 2019 Source :- TIME Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 5. Approximately 41 percent of working ageAmericans either have medical bill problems orare currently paying off medical debt Source :- Commonwealth Fund Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 6. Medical bills are a major factor in more than 60percent of the personal bankruptcies in the UnitedStates.Of those bankruptcies that were caused by medicalbills, approximately 75 percent of them involvedindividuals that actually did have health insurance. Source :- CNN Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 7. Over the past decade, health insurance premiums haverisen three times faster than wages have in the UnitedStates. Source :- Commonwealth Fund Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 8. The chairman of Aetna the third largest health insurancecompany in the United States brought in a staggering $68.7million during 2010.Ron Williams exercised stock options that were worthapproximately $50.3 million and he raked in an additional$18.4 million in wages and other forms ofcompensation. The funny thing is that he left the companyand didnt even work the whole year. Source:- USA TODAY Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 9. The top executives at the five largest for-profithealth insurance companies in the UnitedStates combined to receive nearly $200 millionin total compensation for 2009. Source :- LA TIMES Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 10. Even as the rest of the country struggled with adeep recession, U.S. health insurance companiesincreased their profits by 56 percent during 2009alone. Source :- ABC NEWS Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 11. Americas five biggest for-profit healthinsurance companies ended 2009 with acombined profit of $12.2 billion. Source :-ABC NEWS Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 12. In the United States, health insuranceadministration expenses account for 8 percentof all health care costs. In Finland, that figureis just 2 percent. Source: The Commonwealth Fund Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 13. Blue Shield of California announced plans earlierthis year to raise rates an average of 30% to 35%Some individual policy holders were slated to seetheir health insurance premiums rise by up to 59percent. Source: The Raw Story Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 14. Health insurance premiums for smallemployers in the U.S. increased 180%between 1999 and 2009. Source: Mother Jones Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 15. Since 2003, health insurance companies haveshelled out more than $42 million in state-level campaign contributions. Source:-LA Times Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 16. There were more than two dozen pharmaceuticalcompanies that made over a billion dollars inprofits each during 2008. Source: CNN Money Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 17. Each year, tens of billions of dollars is spenton pharmaceutical marketing in the UnitedStates alone. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 18. Prescription drugs cost about 50% morein the United States than they do inother countries. Source: Congressional Budget Office Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 19. Nearly half of all Americans now use prescription drugson a regular basis.Approximately one-third of all Americans use two ormore pharmaceutical drugs, and more than ten percent ofall Americans use five or more drugs on a regular basis. Source: Natural News Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 20. About 750,000 people a year are rushed to emergencyrooms in the United States because of adversereactions to pharmaceutical drugs. Source: Leo Galland - HuffPo Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 21. The Food and Drug Administration reported 1,742prescription drug recalls in 2009, which was agigantic increase from 426 drug recalls in 2008 Source: CNN Money Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 22. Children in the United States are three timesmore likely to be prescribed antidepressants thanchildren in Europe are Source: Science Daily Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 23. The percentage of women takingantidepressants in America is higher than inany other country in the world Source: Scientific American Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 24. The medical liability system in the United Statesadded about $55.6 billion to the cost of health carein 2008 Source: CNBC Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 25. According to one doctor, "a gunshot wound tothe head, chest or abdomen" will cost $13,000 athis hospital the moment the victim comes in thedoor Source: FOX Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 26. C-sections are on the rise because a vaginaldelivery costs approximately $5,992, while a c-section costs approximately $8,558 Source: Forbes Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 27. The United States had a higher infant mortalityrate than 45 other nations in 2009 Source: CIA World Factbook Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 28. The infant mortality rate in the United States isnearly three times as high as it is in Singapore Source: CIA World Factbook Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 29. It is estimated that hospitals overcharge Americansby about 10 billion dollars every year Source:Third Age Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 30. In fact, one trained medical billing advocate says thatover 90 percent of all the medical bills that she hasaudited contain "gross overcharges“ Source:Third Age Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 31. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to gethospitals to knock their bills down by up to 95percent Source: Talking Points Memo Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 32. Over the last decade, the number of Americanswithout health insurance has risen from about 38million to about 52 million Source: Beckers Hospital Review Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 33. People living in the United States are three timesmore likely to have diabetes than people livingin the United Kingdom Source: OECD Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 34. Today, people living in Puerto Rico have a greaterlife expectancy than people living in the UnitedStates do Source: CIA World Factbook Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 35. Americans are twice as obese as Canadians are Source: OECD Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 36. Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americanswas on Medicaid. Today, one out of every 6Americans is on Medicaid Source: Business Week Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 37. The U.S. government now says that the Medicaretrust fund will run out five years faster than theywere projecting just last year Source: USA Today Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 38. It is being projected that the federal governmentwill account for more than 50 percent of all healthcare spending in 2012 Source: TIME Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 39. Greece has twice as many hospital beds per personas the United States does Source: OECD Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 40. The state of California now ranks dead last out ofall 50 states in the number of emergency rooms permillion people Source: LA Times Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 41. According to one survey, approximately 1 out ofevery 4 Californians under the age of 65 hasabsolutely no health insurance Source: LA Times Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 42. According to a Price Waterhouse Coopers report,"inefficient claims processing" costs the U.S. healthcare system 210 billion dollars every single year Source: CNN Money Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 43. Today, approximately 40% of all U.S. doctors are age55 or older Source: NY Pos Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 44. We were already going to be facing a shortage ofmore than 150,000 doctors over the next 15 yearseven before Obamacare was passed Source: NY Post Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 45. 4 out of every 9 American doctors said that they"would consider leaving their practice or taking anearly retirement" if Congress passed Obamacare Source: Investors.com Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 46. Approximately one-third of all practicing physiciansin the United States indicated that they may leave themedical profession because of the new health carelaw Source: CNSNews Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 47. 40 percent of all U.S. doctors plan to leave theprofession at some point over the next three years,according to one study Source: Investors.com Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 48. According to the executive director of PhysicianHospitals of America, Obamacare has already forcedthe cancellation of at least 60 doctor-owned hospitals Source: CNSNews Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 49. According to a report released in 2010, Americansspend approximately twice as much as residents ofother developed countries do on health care Source: Reuters Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 50. If the U.S. health care system was a country, it wouldbe the 6th largest economy in the entire world Source: Kaiser EDU Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 51. According to numbers released by Deloitte Consulting,a whopping 875,000 Americans were "medical tourists"in 2010 Source: Reuters Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 52. M TE OD U World Medical Tourism market is estimated to be around $60 billion currently; it is expected to grow toI R $100 billion by 2010 (estimates vary) SourceC IA SL M Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
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  • 54. Why go Abroad for Medical Care? Remarkable Cost savings. Inadequate medical facilities in home country. Increasing insurance costs. Comparable or better quality care. No waiting periods, thus quicker access to care. Specialty Treatment. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 55. Why INDIA ? World-class Treatment and Facilities. Affordable Prices. No waiting time for treatment. JCI accredited Hospitals. World Renowned Doctors. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 56. Top concerns for the Medical Treatment seekers … Identification of the suitable Hospital providing the required treatment. Arranging & Confirming the appointments. Expedite the transfer of your Medical Information. Arranging the Travel & Logistics. Obtaining VISA. Reserving Lodging & other accommodation. Managing Post-Treatment procedures. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
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  • 58. JCI Accredited Hospitals in India Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata Apollo Hospital, Chennai Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore Asian Heart Institute Fortis Escorts Heart Institute Fortis Hospital Mohali Fortis Hospital, Bangalore Fortis Hospital, Mulund Grewal Eye Institute Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Moolchand Hospital Narayana Hrudayalaya Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospital Shroff Eye Hospital Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 59. This research is carried on by :- Amit Kr. Bhagat Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer MEDICYATRA Email – abhagat@medicyatra.com Kritika Beri Intern MEDICYATRA Studying MBA in communication management Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Pune. Email – kritika.beri13@simc.edu Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  • 60. Connect with us :- www.facebook.com/MedicYatra@ +91-343-6511629info@medicyatra.comwww.medicyatra.com www.twitter.com/MedicYatra http://in.linkedin.com/in/medicyatraa unit of Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd Medic.Yatra Let us take care of yours Don’t forget to say Hi at info@medicyatra.com Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd