Lead author of the study and doctoral student in the Department of Health Policy and Management, said: ‘It is well known that the United States spends much more health care per capita than other countries, and it is generally assumed that we best health care system in the world have. However, the results of our study, that the United States performs better than other countries in a few areas, while performing worse in others. This raises the question of what Americans receive for all monies to health care.
The United States had the highest breast cancer survival rate, the highest cervical cancer rate and the lowest smoking rates. Survival rates for breast cancer, the United States was by 11 %age points better than the worst country in that had the United Kingdom. For cervical cancer, were the United States 26 %age points better than in the UK, the worst country. The United States, with Canada having the lowest smoking rate for that was 15 % lower than the lowest scoring country, which the United Kingdom was. T. Continue reading “Americans spend more on health but are not healthyDespite more money for health care.”