“Some of it may be due to obesity, some of it may be due to drug addiction, some of it may be due to distracted driving from cellphones … it suggests that the cause has to be systemic, that there’s some root cause that’s causing adverse health across many different dimensions for working-age adults. It’s supposed to be going down, as it is in other countries. The fact that that number is climbing, there’s something terribly wrong.”

Per capita, in dollars, the U.S. spent $10,224 per person in 2017 as compared to the second-highest spender, Switzerland, at $8,009 per person. Following far behind is third-place Germany at $5,728 per person.



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