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Amenable mortality rates by nation

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Amenable mortality measures “deaths from certain causes before age 75 that are potentially preventable with timely and effective health care,” such as treatable cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. See if you can spot those nations with universal healthcare and those nations in which the invisible hand of the market governs healthcare in this graph:

Nolte_ITL_Chart2

Click chart to enlarge.

Hint: only one nation in the list lacks universal healthcare and relies on the free market to take care of healthcare for its citizenry. Additional hint: The conservative political faction in that country maintains that their country offers “the best healthcare in the world.” They believe that repeating the statement will make it come true (magical thinking).

Written by Leisureguy

22 August 2009 at 10:57 am

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