Infographic: The Failure of U.S. Healthcare Spending

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

The average cost of a hospital stay in the United States is $15,734, according to a new infographic from This is just one area of expense that contributes to the United States’ healthcare spending in comparison to other countries.

This infographic shows life expectancy versus healthcare spending, spending per capita, cost of developing new drugs, health risks that affect the United States and more.

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