Life Expectancy Decreasing in US while Increasing in Other Wealthy Nations

Life Expectancy Decreasing in US while Increasing in Other Wealthy Nations “Potential ExplanationsThe increase in midlife mortality after 1999 was greatly influenced by the increase in fatal drug overdoses. Heroin use increased substantially in the 1960s and 1970s, as did crack cocaine abuse in the 1980s, disproportionately affecting (and criminalizing) the black population.74,75 Mortality from drug […]

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U.S. Spends Far More on Healthcare Than Other Nations, Yet Residents Have Poorer Health

U.S. Spends Far More on Healthcare Than Other Nations, Yet Residents Have Poorer Health “The United States spends far more on health care than other high-income countries, with spending levels that rose continuously over the past three decades. Yet the U.S. population has poorer health than other countries. Life expectancy, after improving for several decades, […]

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