U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health
by Steven H. Woolf, Laudan Aron (eds.)
Publisher: National Academies Press 2013
Number of pages: 404
The United States spends much more money on health care than any other country. Yet Americans die sooner and experience more illness than residents in many other countries. This report identifies a number of misconceptions about the causes of the nation's relatively poor performance.
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