iFHP 2011 Comparative Price Report
The International Federation of Health Plans, (iFHP) a network of leading
health insurance CEO's from nearly 30 countries, has released the 2011
Comparative Price Report. This is the third annual survey of prices of the cost of
specific medical and products and services, compiled from data collected by
iFHP member plans.
The study aims to help plans better understand why health care costs
are so much higher in some countries than others. The survey data showed
that average US prices were once again the highest of those in the
countries surveyed for nearly all of the common services and procedures
London-based iFHP CEO Tom Sackville said "We hope the release of this
updated report on our price survey will be a step forward in creating a more
informed knowledge base for all our member countries, allowing them to
better assess the impact of unit prices on the cost of health care."
Click here to read the report