Thursday, January 13, 2005

Health Care? Ask Cuba

from The New York Times
Here's a wrenching fact: If the U.S. had an infant mortality rate as good as Cuba's, we would save an additional 2,212 American babies a year.


Sheryl said...

According to their 2000 analysis of health systems, the WHO determined that "France provides the best overall health care followed among major countries by Italy, Spain, Oman, Austria and Japan."

"The U. S. health system spends a higher portion of its gross domestic product than any other country but ranks 37 out of 191 countries according to its performance, the report finds." And we know how much better things have gotten since 2000.

Anonymous said...

The WHO?

Sheryl said...

Hahaha. The World Health Organization. The WHO--not to be confused with the rock band of the 1970s. :)