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Running head: HEALTH SYSTEMS IN TAIWAN AND UNITED STATES 1
Analysis of US Healthcare System vs. Taiwan Healthcare system
Name
Institutional Affiliation:
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Analysis of US Healthcare System vs. Taiwan Healthcare system
Introduction
The paper will compare the United States Healthcare system versus that of Taiwan based
on the poverty levels, life expectancy, childhood mortality, early mortality, efficiency, and
others.
{Body 1} Taiwan's GDP Per Capita was 25,026 USD in Dec 2018, while that of the
United States is $48,150 (explain how this affects healthcare outcomes)
{Body 2}Life expectancy at birth in the United States is currently at 71 years, which is
the lowest amongst the OCED nations (OECD, 2013). Taiwan's life expectancy at birth is 75
(explain the reasons for this difference and how it impacts the healthcare system)
{Body 3} According to OECD, out of 10 children born in the United States, about 3 of
them are likely to die while in Taiwan, Childhood Mortality is higher (explain the reasons for
this difference and how it impacts the healthcare system).
{Body 4}. In US few people make it past the age of 60 due to the increased number of
chronic disease that is higher in the United States (OCDE, 2019) (explain the reasons for this
difference and how it impacts the healthcare system).
[Body 5]The US, in 2008, spent an estimate of $10,600 per person on healthcare, while
Taiwan spent $4,600 per person in the same year ((explain the reasons for this difference and
how it impacts the healthcare system).
{Body 6} In Taiwan, the percentage of GDP spent on healthcare was 5.0% in 1994, this
was before the NHI program, and currently, it is at 6.6%. In the US, healthcare spending has
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risen from 26.4% of the Gross Domestic Product in 2009 to 16.9% in 2018. (explain the reasons
for this difference and how it impacts the healthcare system).
(Body 7) The United States has Medicaid, which provides insurance cover for every
citizen. Even though Taiwan has the NIH coverage system, it is expensive to acquire. The US
also has improved technologies that are used in the medical systems (explain the reasons for this
difference and how it impacts the healthcare system).
Conclusion
Indeed, US has an improved healthcare system compared to Taiwan. It is seen….
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References
OCDE. (2019). Health at a Glance 2019: Key findings for the United States.” Accessed on 12
th
November, 2019 from https://www.oecd.org/unitedstates/health-at-a-glance-united-
states-EN.pdf
OECD (2013). Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris. 2013.
Accessed on 12
th
November, 2019 http://www.oecd.org/health/health-
systems/oecdhealthdata.htm.
Taiwan: Statistical Information Service, Minister of Interior (2009). “Simplified Life Table for
Taiwan 2008.” Accessed on 12
th
November, 2019 www.moi.gov.tw/stat/life.aspx
Taiwan:National Health Insurance (2009). Statistics of National Health Insurance 2008.”
Accessed on 12
th
November, 2019 from
www.nhi.gov.tw/webdata/AttachFiles/Attach_16081_2_98%E8%B2%A1%E5%8B%99
%E6%96%B0%E7%89%88new-ch.pdf

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Running head: HEALTH SYSTEMS IN TAIWAN AND UNITED STATES Analysis of US Healthcare System vs. Taiwan Healthcare system Name Institutional Affiliation: 1 HEALTH SYSTEMS IN TAIWAN AND UNITED STATES 2 Analysis of US Healthcare System vs. Taiwan Healthcare system Introduction The paper will compare the United States Healthcare system versus that of Taiwan based on the poverty levels, life expectancy, childhood mortality, early mortality, efficiency, and others. {Body 1} Taiwan's GDP Per Capita was 25,026 USD in Dec 2018, while that of the United States is $48,150 (explain how this affects healthcare outcomes) {Body 2}Life expectancy at birth in the United States is currently at 71 years, which is the lowest amongst the OCED nations (OECD, 2013). Taiwan's life expectancy at birth is 75 (explain the reasons for this difference and how it impacts the healthcare system) {Body 3} According to OECD, out of 10 children born in the United States, about 3 of them are likely to die while in Taiwan, Childhood Mortality is higher (explain the reasons for this difference and how it impacts the healthcare system). {Body 4}. In US few people make it past the age of 60 due to the increased number of chronic disease that is higher in the United States (OCDE, 2019) (explain the reasons for this difference and how it impacts the healthcare system). [Body 5]The US, in 2008, spent an estimate of $10,600 per person on healthcare, while Taiwan spent $4,600 per person in the same year ((explain the reasons for this difference and how it impacts the healthcare system). {Body 6} In Taiwan, the percentage of GDP spent on healthcare was 5.0% in 1994, this was before the NHI program, and currently, it is at 6.6%. In the US, healthcare spending has HEALTH SYSTEMS IN TAIWAN AND UNITED STATES 3 risen from 26.4% of the Gross Domestic Product in 2009 to 16.9% in 2018. (explain the reasons for this difference and how it impacts the healthcare system). (Body 7) The United States has Medicaid, which provides insurance cover for every citizen. Even though Taiwan has the NIH coverage system, it is expensive to acquire. The US also has improved technologies that are used in the medical systems (explain the reasons for this difference and how it impacts the healthcare system). Conclusion Indeed, US has an improved healthcare system compared to Taiwan. It is seen…. HEALTH SYSTEMS IN TAIWAN AND UNITED STATES 4 References OCDE. (2019). “Health at a Glance 2019: Key findings for the United States.” Accessed on 12th November, 2019 from https://www.oecd.org/unitedstates/health-at-a-glance-unitedstates-EN.pdf OECD (2013). “Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris. 2013.” Accessed on 12th November, 2019 http://www.oecd.org/health/healthsystems/oecdhealthdata.htm. Taiwan: Statistical Information Service, Minister of Interior (2009). “Simplified Life Table for Taiwan 2008.” Accessed on 12th November, 2019 www.moi.gov.tw/stat/life.aspx Taiwan:National Health Insurance (2009). “Statistics of National Health Insurance 2008.” Accessed on 12th November, 2019 from www.nhi.gov.tw/webdata/AttachFiles/Attach_16081_2_98%E8%B2%A1%E5%8B%99 %E6%96%B0%E7%89%88new-ch.pdf Name: Description: ...
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