International Health Care System Profiles

International Health Care System Profiles

New Research from The Commonwealth Fund; Survey Organizations/Partners include SSRS and Contractors in Each Country

International Health Care System Profiles is an online companion to the Commonwealth Fund’s annual International Profiles of Health Care Systems report.

Across the globe, health care policymakers face mounting pressure to lower costs while improving the quality and safety of care. The U.S. can learn a lot by examining other health systems, their performance in relation to ours, and their health care delivery and payment innovations. Learn more about the health care systems in 19 countries.

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that promotes a high performance health care system providing better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency. The Commonwealth Fund’s work focuses particularly on society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. The foundation carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.