- September 10th 2012
Americans younger than age 65 have higher chances of dying from preventable conditions than those in other industrialized nations, according to a new study.
The study, sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund and published online by Health Affairs, concluded that the U.S. ranked behind the United Kingdom, France and Germany on avoidable mortality rates, and that it also was progressing at the slowest pace to improve these statistics.
“Despite spending about twice as much per person each year on health care as France, Germany or the U.K. — $8,400 in 2010 — the U.S. is increasingly falling behind these countries in terms of progress in lowering the potentially preventable death rate,” Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis said in a statement.
In conducting their research, Martin McKee, professor of European public health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Ellen Nolte, director of the health and health care at RAND Europe, looked at “amenable mortality [Read more]