Monday, May 20, 2013

The First 2 Percent Of Healthcare Spending, Gets 50 Percent Of The Health Benefit

Posted by Milton Recht:

From The Washington Post, Wonkblog, "Bill Gates: 'Death is something we really understand extremely well' " by Ezra Klein:
[Bill Gates:] But here’s the good news for these [poor] countries. If you spend the less than 2 percent of what the rich countries spend, but you spend it on vaccinations and antibiotics, you get over half of all that healthcare does to extend life. So you spend 2 percent and you get 50 percent. If you spend another 80 percent you’re at over 90 percent.

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