Becker's Healthcare November 7, 2019
Gabrielle Masson

Though the U.S. spends the most on healthcare globally, its quality performance doesn’t necessarily reflect this when compared to other countries, according to a report published Nov. 7 from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. 

The Health at a Glance 2019: OECD Indicators report compares population health and health system performance from OECD members, candidate and partner countries’ official statistics. 

Eight takeaways from OECD’s 2019 report: 

1. The U.S. had the second highest rate of obstetric trauma for vaginal deliveries between 2012-17, reporting a rate of 11.1 obstetric traumas per 100 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries. Rates varied from 0.7 per 100 deliveries for Poland to 16.4 per 100 deliveries forCanada.

2. In 2017, the U.S. had the 10th highest admission...