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Healthcare in United States Compared to Rest of World

How does health care in the United States compare to health care in the rest of the world? In 2013, MPH@GW, the online Master of Public Health program offered through the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, created an infographic that measured the U.S. against 16 other countries using various health indicators. For 2016, MHA@GW, the school’s online Master of Health Administration program, developed an updated version of the graphic using the most current World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Statistics Report. Though the U.S. continues to hold the top spot in the health expenditure category, it lags behind in other areas such as immunization coverage, density of health workforce, and life expectancy. The updated infographic pulls data from 2012 and 2013. The 2013 version pulled data from 2011.

Differences from 2013 to 2016:

Category Updates

Categories that appeared in the 2013 infographic that have been omitted in the current update due to lack of adequate data for most countries listed include “Contraceptive Prevalence” and “Hospital Beds per 100,000 Population.” A new category that measures the density of health workforce has been added. View the updated US Healthcare vs the World infographic below.





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