America spends more per capita on health than all other countries in the world.

America has the highest infant mortality rate among 23 other industrialized nations.

Although nearly 46 million Americans are uninsured, the United States spends more on healthcare than other industrialized nations, and those countries provide health insurance to all their citizens.

Life expectancy of American men and women is less than other industrialized nations.

The United States has a higher rate of medical mistakes, medication errors, or lab errors than Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Germany; and the United Kingdom.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that 44,000 to 99,000 patients die in hospitals each year due to medical errors.