Cost of healthcare triples but survival benefit lags

Academics examining healthcare expenditure found despite increasing resources channelled into healthcare, with costs tripling over the decade, the US lagged behind comparable nations in life expectancy and disease survival.

“Outcomes have improved, but more slowly than in the past and more slowly than in comparable countries,” the authors wrote.

The researchers noted that increased health spending has been driven by the cost of drugs and devices, administration and professional

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