Economic Human Rights (22): Quality of Healthcare in the U.S.

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economic human rights / health

Here are 2 graphs I found on Matt Yglesias’ blog, which, when taken together, paint a rather gloomy picture of the quality of healthcare in the U.S. (a reminder of the way in which this is a human rights issue can be found here):

healthcare spending per person in the us and the oecd

life expectancy in the us and the oecd

health spending and life expectancy

(source)

Compared to other developed countries, the U.S. spends more on healthcare, but not, it seems, with a lot of success: life expectancy, one if not the most important indicator of the quality of public health, is not as good as elsewhere.

You can find more healthcare statistics here.

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