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:
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).

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