Money can’t buy a clean bill of health

  • Mail&Guardian - 18 January 2013

The United States may be one of the richest countries in the world, but its people are less healthy and more likely to die early from disease or accidents than those in any other affluent country, a damning official report has found.

Even the best-off Americans - those who have health insurance, a college education, a high income and healthy behaviour - are sicker than their peers in comparable countries, said the report by the US National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.

"We were struck by the gravity of these findings," said Steven Woolf, professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and chair of the panel that wrote the the full article

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“A new study has revealed that US citizens are more unhealthy than those in any other country”