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U.S. spends more than other countries on hospitals

Data: OECD; Note: Japan data is from 2015. Chart: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

The United States spends more on hospitals per capita than any other of the 36 countries that are in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Why it matters: It's not just prescription drug prices, although the difference between what Americans pay and what other countries pay for drugs has dominated headlines. If the U.S. is ever going to lower the gap in health spending between us and other wealthy countries, it will have to address all parts of the health care system.

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