Monday, January 04, 2010

Health Care: Which of These Countries Is Not Like The Others?

Simple graph. Simple message. In a country supposedly driven by capitalism and Protestant-work-ethic "value for the dollar" principles, it seems we haven't been doing a good job of getting our money's worth in this area.

A scatterplot done by Andrew Gelman plotting life expectancy and healthcare spending:

(Click on graph for larger view.)
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Experimental Theology by Richard Beck on 1/4/10

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