It's not that we have too many doctors
In 2003, the United States had fewer practicing physicians, practicing nurses, and acute care bed days per capita than the median country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Nevertheless, U.S. health spending per capita was almost two and a half times the per capita health spending of the median OECD countryMy impression, which could be wrong, is that it isn't that doctors make that much more here, either. From an article suggesting that we'd spend less and more efficiently if we utilized information technology in healthcare more efficiently. I agree, although I don't think there are any easy answers.