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    1) How does U.S Health Compare to other countries? Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan or Singapore?

    2) How does government shape a health care system?

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    o Shi, L. & Singh, D. (2012). Delivering health care in America: A system approach. (5th. ed.). Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

    Chapter 1 - Healthcare system of other countries" Section 1 of Delivering Health Care in America

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    1. US Health Care is expensive when compared with that of other countries. According to 2012 figures, the US spent $8,233 per year per person. This figures is more than two and half times more than most developed countries spend person. This includes European countries such as France, Sweden, and the UK. According to the 2012 figures US health costs eat up 17.6 percent of GDP. The situation is not good. There are fewer doctors per person than in most other OECD countries, hospital beds per person were 2.6 per 1,000 compared to OECD average of 3.4 beds. The positive sides is that US leads in health care research, cancer treatment, and has one of the best health care systems in the world. In Australia, there are $6 copayments for seeing their GP and now the Australian Health Advisor is proposing a $6 co-payment for emergency room visits. When compared with the system in Great Britain, the American system is organized around the private insurance, doctors ...

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    The answer to this problem explains how US health care compares with that of other countries. The references related to the answer are also included.