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Like statistics? Here are over 20 about health care

By Admin | August 30, 2017

USA Today posted a list of over 20 health care numbers that relate to everything from salaries to how the US compares to other countries. Here’s a sampling:

  • On average, the US spends $9,990 per person on health care. Japan, for comparison, spends $3,816, and they have a longer life expectancy.
  • Only 19.8% of spending goes towards doctors. Hospitals get 32.3%.
  • The CDC estimates that at least 30% of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary, putting people at risk for reactions and driving up drug costs.
  • Various studies put the risk of being misdiagnosed between five and 44%.
  • 35% of people didn’t realize that the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare were the same thing.
  • 45% didn’t realize appealing Obamacare would also repeal the ACA.
  • Around 738,000 people end up in the emergency room because of dental problems.

For the rest, read “20-plus health care stats that will blow you away” by USA Today.

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