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MPH Program: Global Health & Comparison

Global Health

Global Comparison

US Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health (2013)

Steven H. Woolf and Laudan Aron, Editors; Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries; Committee on Population; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and  Education; National Research Council; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine. Published 1-9-2013 by National Academy Press.  

 Take home point:   Despite greater health care expenditure, expected US lifespan ranks 17th (males) and 16th (females) globally. Multi-factorial causation and potential solutions to improve public health are explored.  Conclusions update and expand those explored in Unnatural Causes.