The Capitalism of Health

Here is a data journalism piece exposing the fact that massive spending on healthcare in the US does not equate to a healthy population; http://wisdemocurmudgeon.blogspot.ie/2014/06/ridiculously-expensive-us-health-care.html?m=1

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“Vox: Ways the American health care system is literally the worst: The United States comes in dead last in a new, international ranking of health care systems from a top health-care non-profit. A new Commonwealth Fund report looks at how the United States stacks up against other countries on things like access to doctors and quality of care. It pulls from three separate surveys conducted over the past three years: a 2011 survey of sicker patients, a 2012 survey of doctors and a 2013 survey of adults over 18. It also uses health outcome data from the OECD and World Health Organization.”

There are some nice data visualisations in this article;

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