Monday, December 4, 2023

When it comes to health care, people in the USA don't get what they pay for

Spending per person is significantly above other high income counties.

The U.S. has the lowest life expectancy of any high-income country,

Above 3 screenshots from "The Morning", an New York Times email newsletter. 

According to the World Population Review, the U.S. ranks 69th among all of the counties in the world in its quality of health care.

And health care workers are starting to push back against the

New York Times, 12/3/2023
The reasons for the recent labor actions appear straightforward. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists said they were being asked to do more as staffing dwindles, leading to exhaustion and anxiety about putting patients at risk. Many said that they were stretched to the limit after the pandemic began, and that their work demands never fully subsided. 
But in each case, the explanation runs deeper: A longer-term consolidation of health care companies has left workers feeling powerless in big bureaucracies. They say the trend has left them with little room to exercise their professional judgment.  [emphasis added]

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