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The $25 trillion healthcare problem and how to address it

Spending more on healthcare does not necessarily achieve better results Image: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Emmanuel Akpakwu

Project Lead, Value in Healthcare, World Economic Forum Geneva

Gabriel Seidman

Project Leader (New York), Boston Consulting Group

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 Figure 1: Average annual premiums for single and family coverage, 1999 – 2017
Figure 1: Average annual premiums for single and family coverage, 1999 – 2017 Image: Kaiser/HRET survey of employer-sponsored health benefits, 1999–2017
Figure 2: Variation between the worst-performing and best-performing OECD countries on specific health outcomes. Note: Each figure represents the difference in the outcome rate between the best- and worst-performing OECD countries. For example, the rate of diabetes lower extremity amputations in the country with the highest rate of amputations is 9.7x higher per capita than the country with the lowest rate. Image: OECD, BCG analysis
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