U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

This report from the Institute of Medicine explores the discrepancy between relatively-high U.S. health spending and worse health outcomes, when compared to other high-income countries. There is great potential to reexamine the types of and relative proportions of U.S. health spending, if the public better understands that we are not getting better health outcomes by spending more money in the ways that it is currently distributed. This IOM report compels all health leaders to reconsider how we might better allocate the large amounts health spending disbursed from a multitude of sources in the United States.

“U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health.” Institute of Medicine 9 Jan. 2013.