Infographic: America's health disadvantage


The United States spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 -- more than any other country in the world. Yet based on research from a collaborative effort within the National Academy of Sciences, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in similar high-income countries.

Out of 17 countries surveyed (Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom), the U.S. finished dead-last (or perhaps dead first is more appropriate) in nearly every category.

Original infographic on http://www.bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com/health/.

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