What Do We Know About Spending Related to Public Health in the U.S. and Comparable Countries?

A new chart collection examines what we know about public health spending in the U.S. and comparable countries.

The chart collection explores high-level trends in spending on public health and prevention in the U.S., and finds that while the U.S. spends more than most comparable countries on preventive care, the share of total U.S. health spending committed to preventive care has declined in recent years, and the U.S. still has a higher rate of preventable death than the comparable country average.

The chart collection is available on the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system.