USA Ranks Last in Latest Health Rankings - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/8/08

USA Ranks Last in Latest Health Rankings

The United States ranks last among 19 countries in the number of deaths that could have been prevented.   

The study showed that for every 100,000 deaths in the U.S., 109 could have been prevented with timely and effective access to healthcare.  The study included acute illnesses like appendicitis, as well as illnesses that could have been prevented with screening, like mammograms and colonoscopies.

France, Japan and Australia make up the top three countries, having the lowest number of preventable deaths.

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