Given health care reform has been a major topic among citizens and elected representatives over the past year, it seems appropriate to post a few links to thought provoking graphics and articles.There are several countries for leaders to benchmark regarding implementing or reforming a health care plan.
Below is a scatter-plot presented by the blog FiveThirtyEight depicting health care spending and life expectancy (click to enlarge).
FiveThirtyEight: Health Care and Life Expectancy
For a different perspective, National Geographic Magazine presented a linear graphic of health care expenditures and life expectancy (below):
National Geographic Magazine: Health Care and Life Expectancy
And, lastly, the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) presents an overview and offers an interactive visual related to health care expenditures and effectiveness, and Wikipedia includes several charts and resources for further research, including a revealing chart of U.S. health care expenditures as a percentage of GDP (below).