The United States, of course.
Oh, no, wait, it’s Canada.
Actually, I think it could be Germany.
Geez, now I think it might be the UK.
You could go on and on like this. But you know what?
No matter how good or bad your system is, there are certain universal truths.
Here are four of them that might make you look at global health care a little differently.
First, health care is getting more expensive, all over the world. A new study by the global consultant, Towers Watson (disclosure: Towers Watson is a Best Doctors client) found that the average medical cost trend around the world will be 10.5% in 2011. In the advanced economies costs will rise by an average of 9.3%. While Americans tend to think of rising medical costs as a uniquely American problem (they’ll rise by 9.9% here), it’s just not true. Canadian costs will rise by 13.3%. In the UK and Switzerland, they will increase by 9.5%, and in France by 8.4%.
Filed Under: OP-EDTagged: Costs, Evan Falchuk, Healthcare systems, International, Pharma Apr 21, 2011