Is US health really the best in the world?


225,400 deaths per year. U.S. way behind other developed countries.

Adverse drug effects (at normal doses) 106,000
nosocomial infection 80,000
unnecessary surgery 12,000
medication errors 74,000, and other preventable hospital errors 20,000. [This summary incorporates additional information from journals featured in the China Study]

TitleIs US health really the best in the world?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsStarfield B
JournalJAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
Date Published2000 Jul 26
KeywordsDelivery of Health Care, Health Status, Health Status Indicators, Iatrogenic Disease/epidemiology, Life Expectancy, Medical Errors/adverse effects, Medical Errors/statistics & numerical data, Quality of Health Care, Socioeconomic Factors, United States/epidemiology
Short TitleJAMA
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