The United States spent 16.9 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health care in 2018, well above comparable industrialized countries. Switzerland ranked second, at 12.2 percent.
Source: Roosa Tikkanen and Melinda K. Abrams, “U.S. Health Care from a Global Perspective, 2019: Higher Spending, Worse Outcomes?” Commonwealth Fund, Jan. 30, 2020, https://tinyurl.com/yaqhdnqa
Data for the graphic are as follows:
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