A sociological look at health and medicine, and why the United States has fallen behind
Whether looking at measures of life expectancy, health care spending, maternal mortality, opioid overdoses, or COVID-19 infections and deaths, the United States is frequently an outlier (and not in a good way) when compared to peer countries throughout the world. This newsletter aims to examine how and why the United States has fallen so far behind, and hopefully provide some big-picture context for the next round of debates about reforming the health care system.
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