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11 July 2018 07:43
 

How does health spending in the U.S. compare to other countries?

—Relative to the size of its wealth, the U.S. spends a disproportionate amount on health care
—On average, other wealthy countries spend about half as much per person on health than the U.S. spends
—Since 1980, the gap has widened between U.S. health spending and that of other countries
—U.S. health spending growth was higher during the 1980s, but has been similar since
—In recent years, health spending growth has slowed in the U.S. and in comparable countries
—While the U.S. has similar public spending, its private sector spending is triple that of comparable countries
—The U.S. has increased both public and private sector spending at a faster rate than similar countries

How does the quality of the U.S. healthcare system compare to other countries?

—Mortality rates have fallen steadily in the U.S. and in comparable countries
—The U.S. has the highest rate of deaths amenable to health care among comparable countries
—Potential Years of Life Lost have fallen steadily in the U.S. and in comparable countries
—Disease burden is higher in the U.S. than in comparable countries
—Hospital admissions for preventable diseases are more frequent in the U.S. than in comparable countries
—30-day mortality for heart attacks and ischemic stroke are lower in the U.S. than in comparable countries
—The U.S. has higher rates of medical, medication, and lab errors than comparable countries
—Similar rates of retained surgical items in the U.S. compared to other countries
—Post-op clots are better in the U.S. than in some comparable countries
—Post-op sepsis are better in the U.S. than in some comparable countries, but not as low as others
—Post-op suture ruptures are worse in the U.S. than in comparable countries
—Obstetric trauma during vaginal delivery is less common in the U.S. than some comparable countries
—Five-year survival rates for certain cancers are higher in the U.S. than in comparable countries
—Mortality rates for breast and colorectal cancer in the U.S. are lower than in comparable countries
—The mortality rate for cancers has been falling in the U.S. and across comparable countries
—Mortality rates for diseases of the circulatory system have fallen dramatically over the last 30 years
—The mortality rate for respiratory diseases is higher in the U.S. than in comparably wealthy countries
—Mortality rates for endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases have fallen over the last 15 years
—Adults in most comparable countries have quicker access to a doctor or nurse when they need care
—Use of the emergency department in place of regular doctor visits is more common in the U.S. than in most comparable countries

How do U.S. health care resources compare to other countries?

—The U.S. has fewer acute care hospital beds per 1000 in population than many comparable countries
—Hospital density is decreasing at a faster rate in the U.S. than in comparable countries
—Patients in the U.S. have much shorter average hospital stays than patients in comparable countries
—There are fewer doctors per capita in the U.S. than there are in most comparably wealthy countries
—The U.S. consistently has fewer doctors than comparably wealthy countries
—The U.S. has the highest percentage of specialists among comparable OECD countries
—The U.S. has a lower number of psychiatrists per 100,000 population than most comparable countries
—Compared to other wealthy countries, the U.S. has a similar number of nurses per capita
—The U.S. consistently has had a similar number of nurses per capita as comparable countries
—Per capita, the U.S. has three times as many MRI machines than comparable countries on average
—The density of MRI units has increased more rapidly in the U.S. than in comparable countries
—More availability of medical technology does not always equate to higher utilization

 

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11 July 2018 09:11
 

We don’t trust the government to get its duties right,
We don’t trust the cops to keep us safe at night.
We don’t trust others to help when things get tight
We don’t trust the news to get the stories right.
We don’t trust religion to lead us to the light
We don’t trust in science or anyone who’s bright
We don’t trust ourselves to know what’s wrong from right
Instead we fixate on beliefs, hang on with all our might.

http://www.roberttwigger.com/journal/2015/10/23/trust-yourself-trust-others.html

 
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13 July 2018 07:02
 

None of this will get better until we’ve undone the oligarchs

 
 
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20 July 2018 01:58
 

she’s 28, i doubt she knows anything other than to wallow unselfconsciously in all the left wing praise she’ll get, which will probably turn her into just another self-important prick

and as the number of “important” dinners and meetings and fundraisers grows, the problems of society will grow ever further away. at least she “tried” to fix it. probably time to buy a home in a gated community and send the kids to a private school after that. much easier to ignore the pointlessness of one’s own success that way.

 
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