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U.S. Health Falls Behind Developed Peers

Bloomberg News reports that despite high health care expenditures, the U.S. has fallen behind in rankings of population health. Since 1990, “Citizens of poorer countries that spend less on health services, including Chile, Portugal, Slovenia, and South Korea, had lower mortality rates than Americans.” Deaths due to drug use disorders seem to be a major contributor to the trend, rising 85% over the past two decades, while heart disease has remained “the largest culprit for lost healthy years of Americans.”

Read the article in Bloomberg News.