Total healthcare spending in the United States is 17.9 percent of GDP. In England it is 9.2 percent. In Mexico it is 6.0 percent.
Of the US Healthcare dollars spent:
31percent of spending goes to hospitals
21 percent to physicians/clinical services
10 percent to medication spending
4 percent to dental
6 percent to nursing homes
3 percent to home health care
3 percent for government public health activities
7 percent to administrative costs
The rest is miscellaneous such as retail products, investment, etc.
US hospital costs in 2011 were $387.3 billion, which increased 63 percent since 1997.
Health care spending in the United States is the most costly per person of any country.
The United States spends more on pharmaceuticals than any country in the world.