US Healthcare System: Dos and Don'ts

Recommendations for Patients in the US Healthcare System

If you have never been a patient in the US healthcare system before, you might feel quite intimidated about the prospect, and that’s understandable. Despite the fact that Americans spend around $3.5 trillion every year on healthcare, the US is ranked only 37th among 100 countries rated on the quality of their healthcare systems. Americans spend far more on health than any other country in the world, yet the life expectancy of the American population is shorter than in other rich countries that spend far less and has even declined since 2014.


However, if you find yourself needing medical care in the US, don’t despair. Here are some dos and don’ts to help you go in with “both eyes open,” as they say.