Americans Spend The Most For Health Care, Still Die Young

Posted: August 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Although the US spends more (nearly double) per capita on health care than any of the 34 other OECD member states, its average life expectancy of 78.8 years ranks among the lowest.

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development just released its latest batch of data seeking to measure the quality of health care in each of its member states.

The rankings show that although the US spends more per capita on health care than any of the 34 other OECD member states, its average life expectancy of 78.8 years ranks is among the lowest found in the group, according to a Bloomberg analysis.

According to the data, the US ranks near the bottom compared with its developed-country peers in prevalence of infant mortality and maternal mortality, as well as deaths from cancer and cardiovascular disease.

?It has the fourth highest infant mortality rate in the OECD, the sixth highest maternal mortality rate and the ninth highest likelihood of dying at a younger age from a host of ailments, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.?

There?s also a surprising disconnect between how…

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