Replication data for: Is American Health Care Uniquely Inefficient? Evidence from Prescription Drugs

Margaret Kyle & Heidi Williams
Alan Garber and Jonathan Skinner (2008) famously conjectured that the US health care system was \"uniquely inefficient\" relative to other countries. We test this idea using cross-country data on prescription drug sales newly linked with an arguably objective measure of relative therapeutic benefits, or drug quality. Specifically, we investigate how higher and lower quality drugs diffuse in the US relative to Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and the UK. Our tabulations suggest that lower quality drugs diffuse...
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