How do healthcare prices and use in the U.S. compare to other countries?

This chart collection illustrates that higher prices – more so than utilization – explain the United States’ high health spending relative to other high-income countries. The U.S. has higher prices for most healthcare services and prescription drugs, according to available internationally comparable data. Meanwhile, utilization of several services, including physician consultations and hospital stays, is lower than in many comparable countries. Use of some services, such as C-sections and knee replacements, is higher in the U.S. than in similar countries.

Read the full post on Reports on Health Insurance and Health Care Costs from the Kaiser Family Foundation