Among OECD countries in 2019, South Korea had the highest rate of yearly visits to a doctor per capita. South Korea had an average rate of 17 yearly visits with a doctor per capita at that time. Health care utilization is an important indicator of the success of a country’s health care system. There are many factors that affect health care utilization including healthcare structure and the supply of health care providers.
OECD health systems
Healthcare systems globally include a variety of tools for accessing healthcare, including private insurance based systems, like in the U.S., and universal systems, like in the U.K. Health systems have varying costs among the OECD countries. Worldwide, Europe has the highest expenditures for health as a proportion of the GDP. Among all OECD countries, The United States had the highest share of government spending on health care. Recent estimates of current per capita health expenditures showed that Switzerland and the United States have the highest per capita spending on health worldwide.
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OECD. (November 9, 2021). Number of doctor visits per capita in selected countries as of 2019 [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved October 04, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/236589/number-of-doctor-visits-per-capita-by-country/
OECD. "Number of doctor visits per capita in selected countries as of 2019." Chart. November 9, 2021. Statista. Accessed October 04, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/236589/number-of-doctor-visits-per-capita-by-country/
OECD. (2021). Number of doctor visits per capita in selected countries as of 2019. Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: October 04, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/236589/number-of-doctor-visits-per-capita-by-country/
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