Are Americans Sicker Than Other Nations?
Americans die younger and have higher rates of many types of diseases and injuries than people in other high-income countries, a new report shows.
The health of Americans is far worse than the health of people in other countries despite the fact that we spend more money on health care,” says report author Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH, a professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
“This has been going on since 1980 and getting progressively worse. I am struck by the gravity of our findings.”