Thursday, December 1, 2011

US Has Comparatively High Life Expectancy

As I have said on this blog in previous posts, e.g. here and here, and in comments to other health related blogs about US life expectancy, the US health related life expectancy is much better than OECD statistics make it appear.

From John Goodman's Health policy Blog, "Do We Really Spend More and Get Less?" by John Goodman:
What about life expectancy statistics — a favorite of the critics, since Americans don’t score very high? It turns out that when you remove outcomes doctors have almost no impact on — death from fatal injuries (car accidents, violent crime, etc.) — U.S. life expectancy jumps from 19th in the world to number one!

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