On average, [Swiss] out-of-pocket payments come to $1,350 annually. That is the highest among the 30 countries tracked by the O.E.C.D. and well above the $890 average for the United States, which comes in second.It is not a surprise that these higher co-payments are associated with lower medical care consumption (11% of income, as opposed to 16% in the US).
Thursday, October 1, 2009
It's the Incentives, Stupid, IV
It is an encouraging sign that even the NY Times is beginning to look beyond Canada for alternative health care delivery models: