Uncategorized One could write an entire book on what this chart shows us. – Max Roser Twitter Standard
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Or one word: Obesity
Or indeed several thousand books, many of which have been written; e.g. amazon.co.uk/Janesville-Ame…
Americans eat too much bad food and don’t exercise enough?
Privatisierung des Gesundheitssystems in einem Bild
Lagging the developed world for 30 years, followed by 10 years of throwing money at administrators?
Around 1980 the US health care spending began to increase dramatically simultaneously life expectancy began to lag the industrialized world.
I have. “This Mortal Coil. The History and Future of Death.” Out early 2022
“We’ve gone off the rails” would be a good start
Pretty sure it ain’t just the guns!
Long(er) live the socialists!
Turns out if you want to live longer, move. America is average in almost every category except defense spending.
Wenn du ein neues, teures Medikament herausbringst, ist manchmal +/- die Hälfte der globalen Umsätze in den USA (bei 330m EW), da nicht überall verfügbar (“access”) und bei z.T. x-fachen Preisen verglichen zu Europa (das auch nicht billig ist)💊💸
A case where flattening the curve (or bending the stalk perhaps) is presumably quite a bad thing.
Strange to think USA was roughly in the other-country mix 50 yrs ago, now *exceptional.
Live fast, die young, leave a tweetable chart.
Is healthcare for the health of the citizens or for maximum profit? There is a healthy middle ground, it simply requires ethics our country isn’t able to enact.
Wow. This chart is a real eye opener. #HealthCareForAll
One chart to rule them all
More than one book can be written about this chart. If this were an investment portfolio, we’d be asking some really tough questions.
Not really, only for a brief period of time did it not have the highest spend per capita (when it was second in the early 70s)?
Having said that this seems like a strong case for PPP analysis.
This chart looks to be a bit old, but if the UK were a US state, you’d be in the mix as well. 😉 More likely privatized healthcare. The chart starts changing shape when Reagan came to be. Could probably overlay health and drug industry profits over this to see the correlation. 🤷🏼♂️
How dare you insinuate that it’s as easy as not being a fat slob. What, you expect us to take personal responsibility for our healthcare? Exercise? Push away from the table?
I would buy that book
Definitely can’t call it “healthcare”
This is so so sad……
Another way to look at life expectancy vs. health expenditures.
One way Israel is gaming this metric is fucking over medical professionals at the start of their careers with low pay, horribly long shifts (26hours) and other issues.
In a free economy, Israel would be way more to the right.
Throw this chart up the next time someone says healthcare for all doesn’t work.
The system is BROKEN.
Tell me again why USA isn’t a shit hole country?
For profit health system reduces life expectancy in the US. Americans don’t even get their money’s worth from our predatory insurers and providers.
And more than one has.
And they’re seldom flattering.
At some point, we should ditch “exceptionalism” & develop the humility to take some lessons from those doing better than us.
A sad, yet frightening look at how our current health care system fails us. And multiple answers of how to do it differently
In case anyone thinks guns, rampant racism & inequality and the US healthcare model works…
Working on one
I would like to see Cuba in this graph. Reaching similar results to the yankees while being a poor country is really remarkable.
Long live the cuban revolution !
Time to take a hard look in the mirror. The US trajectory is undeniable~and unsustainable.
US has been declining in #lifeexpectancy the past few years. This should not be happening when there is so much we could be doing for ourselves for prevention against #heartdisease and chronic diseases.
AKA when Italy and Spain excel compared to peers.
Too much Y axis cropping
Je ne savais pas qu’ils dépensaient aussi peu en Israël !
Algo de errado não está certo
Who would look at this and say “Let’s make our health service more like America’s”?
Yes, the US healthcare system subsidizes drug and healthcare development for the rest of the world. How are people still just realizing this?
!! We were looking pretty good until 1978
Indeed. But also recognize the role of diet and toxic food environments in determining longevity (esp. USA).
@Garybaumgardner the US is robbed by private health industrial complex
I bet USA life expectancy variance is quite a bit bigger than in the developed world, also. It would be interesting to see the lower 50% of USA charted as well.
Confounding variable being obesity / food habits but still wow
Yes, our healthcare system needs reform (not government control) but when was the last time we heard a major medical breakthrough come out of any of these other countries?
The chart that says it all
It’s shocking how much greater life expectancy is in Europe and Asia, compared to the U.S.
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I knew that was coming 😀. Okay, one BIG exception but with Pfizer. But never government-run. I deal with government departments every other day and I can write more than a book on why we don’t want government-run healthcare.
Buenas noches tuiterxs 🌌
It really is amazing that Americans are overspending everyone in the west but the only ones with reducing health.
Espérance de vie vs dépenses de santé par habitant.
La courbe est fascinante, l’article est passionnant.
This is painful to look at
Or you reduce it to one meme.
Could someone mark the democratic presidencies in this one? Probably with a bit of a lag for measures to make a difference. Thank you
Correlation is not causation, but wow…
Behold, a thing of beauty – and next time a government tries to tell you about healthcare reform, use this for “data-based decision making”
#Politik Hatte ein Republikaner bei Hart aber fair letztens noch bestritten. Privat und wenig effektiv. Das US-Gesundheitssystem. Aber GKV als Sozialismus verunglimpfen. Mein Fazit: #Dummheit und #Fakenews regieren die Welt. Munition für @Karl_Lauterbach.
Are you really implying that medical breakthrough is coming only from the USA? You are delusional perhaps.
One way of solving retirement burden
This chart shows the relationship between capitalism and longevity, the more socialist, the longer you live, the more capitalist, the more it costs!
Worth noting that country comparisons that use per capital GDP makes the huge, bloated healthcare sector of the US look like a source of PROSPERITY.
Seen as a US shame, but there is a lot more than meets a short eye-glance.
Look at Spain, Italy, Korea, Israel.
Just like energy and GDP correlate very poorly once a threshold is reached, health expenditure and health show if anything negative correlation.
On your bike please.
“You’ve got good data, but I’m only interested in your best anecdotes”.
German healthcare isn’t government run. Even the “public” health insurance is administered by private companies that compete with each other.
That’s something !
Well, coming from Denmark, I can tell you that our major export item is medicine. Danish companies has patents on much of the insuline that diabetes-2 patients in the US depends on.
Medical Research and Development is built off the back of the US
How do you make insurances and pharmaceutical companies stop ripping you off without involving governments in a way or another?
Because it’s wrong?
Old but I bet it hasn’t changed….yet.
“In three of the four general categories of innovation examined in this paper — basic science, diagnostics, and therapeutics — the United States has contributed more than any other country, and in some cases, more than all other countries combined.”
Medical breakthroughs can come from from anywhere but they occur and recur more frequently in places where there are systems and expertise and above all, incentives to make them happen.
Something is clearly badly broken in the USA
Là où on guérit le mieux tous les cancers et même là où ils sont le mieux dépistés au monde, ça reste les USA. Les études de l’OCDE le rappellent annuellement. La mortalité évitable est surtout expliquée par le mode de vie.
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this is the outcome when you support instead of healthcare the military industry excessively