US Ranks Last on Preventable Deaths

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    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-01/lsoh-url010408.php
     
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    Where are the "socialised medicine sux" crowd now??
     
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    This has been done to death on this board (pun intended).

    Of course we all notice the mass exodus of US citizens because of the horrible conditions here.
     
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    And exactley what correlation do you believe there is between the two? I challenge you to show that preventative medicine is somehow intertwined in the systems of countries that do have socialized medicine.
     
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    The very first paragraph spells it out. This is not a poll. This is scientific.

    "The United States places last among 19 countries when it comes to deaths that could have been prevented by access to timely and effective health care, according to new research supported by The Commonwealth Fund and published in the January/February issue of Health Affairs. While other nations dramatically improved these rates between 1997–98 and 2002–03, the U.S. improved only slightly."

    Any complications with that analogy? I suggest there will be but it will be mostly from the reich wing pharmacy and other anti health care nuts.
     
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    We don't have the best healthcare system by a long shot. We pay more and get less back. I believe we are also the only major country that lets drug companies advertize their wares on TV.

    Did you know there is one drug salesperson for every 11 doctors?

    The current system is broken. I worked for a major Managed Care Organization for seven years. There are a lot of hard working people just like most companies, but the botom line is too often improved by less care.

    I know that WHO is a commie pinko organization, but here is some data to mull over.

    http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.html
     
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    They'll grow up in poverty, but at least they'll be healthy...
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    New UN Strategy Could Save Two Million Children A Year
    April 12, 2013 — The World Health Organization and U.N. Children's Fund are unveiling a new strategy to end preventable child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhea by 2025. The agencies say this new plan of action potentially could save the lives of up to two million young children each year.
     

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