THE UNITED STATES spends substantially more than any other country on health. And yet, despite all this attention and money, our health, compared to the health of other comparable nations, is abysmal.
A 2013 report by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine found that among the world's 17 richest countries, we rank either 16th or 17th on nearly all core indicators of health. For example, only Denmark has a higher rate of mortality from non-communicable diseases than the U.S. Italy, Spain and Portugal all have lower mortality rates than we do, to say nothing of peer countries like the United Kingdom and Australia.
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