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Running Head: France Vs U.S. Healthcare System 1 Comparison Between France and the United States Healthcare System Name Institutional Affiliations Date
France Vs U.S. Healthcare System 2 Comparison Between France and the United States Healthcare System Introduction The healthcare systems of France and the U.S. are ranked to be among the top healthcare systems in the world. However, each of the countries faces a wide range of problems that deter them from giving the best form of care to their patients. When it comes to patient access to affordable medical care, France does way better than the United States (Morabito, 2019). The two countries also have some of the best treatments and technologies that can produce great patient outcomes. It is these forms of technologies that make treatment even more expensive. When it comes to spending on healthcare, the U.S. spends more than does France, but they end up having worse outcomes (Tikkanen & Abrams, 2020). The world health organization requires a good healthcare system to have a proper financing system, the workforce to be properly trained and well paid, the healthcare facilities should be well maintained, and have access to proper information that they could base their decisions on. France The world population review ranked France to be the country with the best healthcare in the world. The life expectancy in France is 82.7 years, but after 65 years, half of the people above that age often have a chronic illness or a disability of some type. The preventable mortality rate of France is 133/100000, while the treatable mortality is 63/100000 (OECD, 2019). When it comes to the risk factors, Smoking is accounted for by 25% of the population, obesity 15% and alcohol 12 litres. All the risk factors are above the OECD average. When it comes to the healthcare system, France has increased its spending on healthcare at a constant
France Vs U.S. Healthcare System 3 rate over the years. By 2017, the country was spending approximately 25% more than the OECD countries average (OECD, 2019). The spending is, however, justified since their healthcare system is quite effective, especially when it comes to saving people that suffer from acute conditions (OECD, 2019). However, the same cannot be said when it comes to preventable illnesses, since the preventable mortality is higher than a lot of the OECD countries but lower than the OECD average.

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