Hospital care: $1 trillion
Doctor and clinician services: $670 billion
Drugs: 360 billion.
Compare the often sorry outcomes: more than 1 in 4 patients harmed while in the hospital; more than 12 million serious diagnosis errors each year; a positive response rate of just 25% for patients on the top 10 prescription medications in gross sales.
US Health care Spending, Health WSJ-Smart medicine-Eric TopolAffairs