- Oct 21, 2009
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Almost everything including fast food, obesity, smoking, drinking etc.
Health in the U.S. and other rich countries: We pay more in health care but are sicker. - Slate MagazineIn the wake of a startling report highlighting the United States’ poor health compared with other wealthy nations, the report’s director searches for answers.
Americans die younger and experience more injury and illness than people in other rich nations, despite spending almost twice as much per person on health care. That was the startling conclusion of a major report released earlier this year by the U.S. National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.
It received widespread attention. The New York Times concluded: "It is now shockingly clear that poor health is a much broader and deeper problem than past studies have suggested."