The UK has the second-lowest healthcare spending of the
G7 nations, analysis exhibits.
Knowledge from the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS)
reveals the UK spent £2,989 per particular person in 2017, far beneath the US, which had the
largest healthcare spend of £7,736 per particular person.
The rating of 36 international locations put the UK at 18th, nevertheless
it was notable for having among the many least privately-funded medical care and no
necessary medical insurance.
Healthcare spending within the UK is £700 much less per 12 months than
the largest members of the EU.
Among the many G7 nations – which embody the US, Canada,
France, Germany, Italy and Japan – it solely spends greater than Italy (£2,559).
Nonetheless, the examine reveals decrease healthcare spending does
not essentially imply persons are at better danger of illness or early dying.
Spain, for example, has the third highest life
expectancy at 83.four years, however solely the 23rd highest spending (£2,444).
The US had a life expectancy of 78.6 years – simply 4
months longer than Estonia regardless of spending 5 occasions as a lot because the northern
European nation’s £1,607 per particular person per 12 months, in accordance with the figures analysed
by the Day by day Mail.
The life expectancy at start within the UK is 81.three years.
Different international locations making up the 5 largest spenders have been
Switzerland (£5,417 per particular person per 12 months), Norway (£four,596), Germany (£four,432) and
The ONS stated analysis means that the excessive spending in
the US is partly attributable to larger costs and partly due to the
consumption of a better quantity of products and companies.