Thursday, October 15, 2015

American Obesity

Critics of the U.S. health care system often say things like, "The United States spends more money than anyone else on health care but some other nations have better life expectancy." The next time someone starts making statements like that, keep in mind this chart.  It is a useful reminder that differences in health outcomes depend on a lot more than differences in the system for delivering medical care.

Source. Click on graphic to enlarge.