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Japan's Health Care System

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Natalie Rhodes

on 12 March 2014

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Transcript of Japan's Health Care System

Japan's Health Care System
Use the following to help fill out the MADlibs
Life Expectancy in Japan:
Life Expectancy in US:
Japan spends
of GDP on Healthcare
(America spent
of GDP in 2011)

fixed prices for all medical procedures and services
Doctor’s are overworked but see patients more often
Shortage of specialists, the
focus is on prevention

Longer hospital stays in Japan = more money earned
Average hospital LOS in US:
8.8 days

Average appointment length in America =
13 - 16 minutes

Tests performed + Prescriptions given = doctor's salary in Japan

Governmental regulation has eliminated competition among insurers and average premiums are set at
of the hospitals are privately owned.
MRI’s cost Japanese consumers
no matter what clinic administers the scan. To patch up a small wound (6 square inches or less) costs
and doctors have no control over what they charge each patient.
To stay in the hospital overnight costs
for a shared room and patients stay in the hospital an average of
40 nights
(That’s 4X the average of American hospital stays!). These prices, while great for the consumer’s budget, may in fact be contributing to a less sustainable system with
of hospitals now facing financial deficit.
Japanese patients visit their doctor
per year.
Average appointments last
3 minutes
. This means doctors are seeing up to
100 patients
each day, working upwards of
80 hours
a week to accommodate those seeking care.
Statistics show that the Japanese are 1/4th as likely to have heart attacks than people in the United States, but when they do, their chance of dying is
as high.
Ambulatory care is weak and in one notorious case, a woman miscarried in an ambulance on the way to a
hospital after a 3-hour search driving from one hospital to another seeking an opening.
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