Health status of the U.S. population: Health Care Trends
The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world; however, it is far from the healthiest. Although Americans’ life expectancy and health have improved over the past century, these gains lag behind those in other high-income countries. On nearly all indicators of mortality, survival and life expectancy, the United States ranks at or near the bottom among high-income countries. This disadvantage for the United States has multiple causes and involves some combination of inadequate health care, unhealthy behaviors, adverse economic and social conditions, and environmental factors, as well as public policies and social values that shape those conditions. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Susan Close at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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