Although the U.S. health system has many unique features, there are lessons to be learned from countries that succeed in ensuring access to affordable, quality care. That’s why the Commonwealth Fund studies health systems around the world, seeks out policy and practice innovations, and compares health system performance among the U.S. and other high-income nations.

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9-years-old doctor, Shayma Radi, is pictured with her personal protective equipment in a tent on the grounds of the Sophiahemmet private hospital on April 22, 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden.

International Surveys

The Commonwealth Fund offers a number of resources for comparing and learning from health care systems around the world. These include our annual International Health Policy Survey, which compares health system performance in 11 countries and provides international insights to inform and spur changes to health care in the United States.

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