"US physicians spend an estimated $27.6 billion more each year on administrative costs in a health care system with multiple health insurance plans than Canadian physicians practicing in a single-payer system."- Canadian physicians spend $22,205/yr in administrative costs.
- US Physicians Spend $27 Billion More On Health Insurance Costs Than Canadian Physicians, news@JAMA, August 4, 2011
- US physicians spend $86,975/yr in administrative costs.
- Medical staff spend 20.6 hours/wk on administrative tasks in the US.
- Medical staff spend 2.5 hours/wk on administrative tasks in Canada.
Can't we find a better, less convoluted, and more equitable way to administer health care in this country?