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Friday, November 04, 2005

Health Care in the U.S.

According to a recent survey as reported in the Washington Post, Americans pay more and get less with their current health care system as the article states, "The survey of nearly 7,000 sick adults in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain and Germany found Americans were the most likely to pay at least $1,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. More than half went without needed care because of cost and more than one-third endured mistakes and disorganized care when they did get treated". Click here to read the full article.
I just got done reading, Birth in Four Cultures: A Crosscultural Investigation of Childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden, and the United States by Brigitte Jordan. In the book, Jordan offers interesting research of the way childbirth is conducted in each of these four cultures and when one looks at the differences (especially of those in Western European countries like Sweden) its worth questioning the U.S. system of health care and childbirth. Click here for statistics on
Infant Mortality Rate Rankings by Country.

--Tom Hayes


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