Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cost of Health Care

From The Cost of Health Care, National Geographic Magazine Blog, December 2009. Not scientific, but startling:

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Life expectancy seems to cluster around 80 years old regardless of healthcare spending.

The chart reveals something about health care spending vs. age of death, but not vs. quality of life. I don't know ... do you think all the money we spend has improved our quality of life? Relative to say Germany, France, Sweden? (Some countries aren't shown but their figures are included in one of the comments.)

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