A patient may see many skilled specialists, none of whom co-ordinate with one another. Payment systems are unfathomably complex and highly variable. Doctors order duplicative or unnecessary tests... All these problems are due to a simple, structural failing: the more services a hospital provides, the more it is paid.
The Business Pundit's US Healthcare vs. the Rest of the World: Part 2 also made these observations below.
I am just curious why the chart artist/s say that "The US government is less involved in price regulation..." So they are advocating more "price regulations" of healthcare by the US government? Tough luck, I don't believe that. That's a convenient excuse to justify more government intervention in healthcare and other sectors later on.