Infographic: U.S. Health Spending Alone Larger Than Most Nations’ GDP

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

Total health spending in the United States was $2.7 trillion in 2011. If that activity were separated into its own sovereign nation, it would constitute the fifth-largest economy in the world, behind only the United States, China, Japan, and Germany.

This infographic from The Commonwealth Fund compares 2011 U.S. healthcare spending to the GDPs of nine nations.

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