TITLE

Measuring The Health Of Nations: Updating An Earlier Analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Nolte, Ellen; McKee, C. Martin
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Health Affairs;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We compared trends in deaths considered amenable to health care before age seventy-five between 1997-98 and 2002-03 in the United States and in eighteen other industrialized countries. Such deaths account, on average, for 23 percent of total mortality under age seventy-five among males and 32 percent among females. The decline in amenable mortality in all countries averaged 17 percent over this period. The United States was an outlier, with a decline of only 4 percent. If the United States could reduce amenable mortality to the average rate achieved in the three top-performing countries, there would have been 101,000 fewer deaths per year by the end of the study period.
ACCESSION #
28321536

 

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