Intended for healthcare professionals

Analysis Essay

Why the US healthcare system is failing, and what might rescue it

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3052 (Published 09 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3052

Re: Why the US healthcare system is failing, and what might rescue it

US healthcare is so expensive, because the US is the headquarters of Big Pharma, with its army of well-heeled, well-connected lobbyists and their insuperable financial, political, scientific, and media influence.

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 May 2012
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA