What changes in Survival Rates Tell Us About US Health Care

“Many advocates of US health reform point to the nation’s relatively low life-expectancy rankings as evidence that the health care system is performing poorly.” On the other hand, many people advises that it is the poor life-style that is leading to lower life expectancy rankings.

A study “compared the performance of the United States to that of twelve nations that have populations of at least seven million and per capita GDP of at least 60 percent of the US per capita GDP since 1975.”

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Swati Patel, VERTICES intern


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