Health System Dashboard

How well is the U.S. health system performing? Explore a variety of indicators of health spending, quality of care, access, and health outcomes. For more, see our brief and tutorial video.

Health Spending

Health Spending

U.S. health spending has consistently outpaced economic growth. Health spending slowed down in recent years, but the improving economy and expansion of coverage may result in an upward trend again.

Access & Affordability

Access & Affordability

Most adults in the U.S. have health insurance. Still, care can often be unaffordable for those in worse health, with low incomes, and the uninsured.

Patient Experience

58%

of patients in the US made a same-day or next day appointment when needed care, similar to an average of 60% of adults in comparable countries.

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

After decades of consistent improvements, the U.S. has recently seen slightly worsened outcomes for measures of overall longevity, quality of life, and self-reported health.

Health Determinants

-65%

from 1980 to 2017

Quality of Care

Quality of Care

The U.S. health system has generally improved on measures of providing safe, recommended care with appropriate short-term outcomes, but not as quickly as comparable countries.