Visualizing health care expenditures around the world

Came across a great data visualization example from Visual Economics titled “health care costs around the world“. The data is presented in very interesting ways. What I found even more interesting was the lively debate and discussion in the comments. You should definitely check it out.

The rest of the site presents other examples of using graphics to present economic data. Economics isn’t quite my area of interest, but I think these types of efforts should be encouraged. I wonder what the impact on informed consent would be if risk and probability data were presented visually.