Exploring The Realm Of Health Care

2218 Words Apr 10th, 2016 9 Pages
Kelly Ebling
Exploring the Realm of Health Care Health care can be an overwhelming and complex system. There are many differences within health care systems across the world. For my research I decided to compare the systems in Germany and the United States. Although there are many similarities amongst the two, there are also many differences. This research gives insight as to what each individual system is like, and what is involved in keeping it functioning. Shockingly, the United States is the number one country in the world for the highest health care expenditures (The World Factbook, n.d.). It consumed approximately 17.1% of the gross domestic product in 2013 (The World Factbook, n.d.). For a population of 321,368 in 2015, the infant fatality rate was 5.87 deaths out of 1,000 babies born, the average life expectancy age at birth was 79.68 years, the birth rate was 12.49 births out of a population of 1,000, and the death rate was 8.15 deaths per 1,000 in the population (The World Factbook, n.d.). Germany differs from the United States by ranking 13th in the world for health care expenditures (The World Factbook, n.d.). The health expenditures for Germany were at 11.3% for 2013 (The World Factbook, n.d.). For a population of 80,854, 408 the infant fatality rate was 3.43 deaths out of 1,000 babies born, the average life expectancy at birth was 80.57 years, the birth rate was 8.47 births out of a population of 1,000, and the rate of death was 11.42 deaths per 1,000 people…

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