Physician salaries in the U.S. are dramatically higher than in other countries. Use of their services is not.: Comparisons of primary care and orthopedic utilization and salaries, U.S. compared with five other countries, 2008
Primary care physicians’ and orthopedists’ salaries
|U.S. = 1||Primary care physicians’ salaries||Orthopedists’ salaries|
Primary care and hip replacement utilization
|U.S. = 1||Primary care utilization||Hip replacement utilization|
Notes: Utilization measures are normalized by population. U.S. levels are set at 1, and measures of utilization for other countries are indexes relative to the U.S. The data source uses incidence of hip replacements as the comparative utilization measure for orthopedists.
Source: Data from Laugesen and Glied 2008