How Not To Judge Our Health Care System

Brief Analyses | Health

No. 141
Tuesday, November 15, 1994

For the last several years, some critics of the American health care system have claimed that life expectancy is a good indicator of the quality of a country's health care system. If they are right, you should be indifferent about having your surgery in Cuba or in the United States because the two countries have the same life expectancy, 75.6 years.

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