Why is the US mortality rate so low in comparison to other socialist nation?
This is a question I see many liberals use to urge Universal health care
but they never bother to analyze why?
I will try and help those who can think clearly.
If you have lived in Europe and traveled as I do the main observation you would notice is that we americans are Lard Asses when you travel Americans stand out like a neon sign, even our own government admit that over 35% of us are clinically obese. obesity leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis etc obesity is not conducive to long life.
Our national obsession with guns with over 20,000 gun deaths each year and mostly the young this increase our mortality rate.
A HR person once told me that 4 out of every 100 applicant fail drug test for a job because of drugs about 4% of Americans are not employable with the proliferation of drugs such as marijuana, heroin crack,cocaine these are another group of people that are not noted for long life.
So libs before you spout off statistics do a little more thinking and analyst.
my wife best friend is a nurse in a emergency room some of the stories would curl your hair. The amount of Americans that abuse alcohol and drugs are astonishing that could be one of the reason for the higher infant motality rate.
- Bamford1000Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
US Life Expectancy is lower than in most European Countries, whilst Infant mortality is higher.
Your mortality rate may be increased by factors such as drugs and rising obesity, but these problems are found to a varying extent in other countries.
As for Cancer Survival Rates they are subject to numerous collation factors relating to definition and recording.
Dr Harry Burns, lead clinician for cancer in Scotland - the equivalent of England's newly appointed cancer tsar - said that figures showing higher death rates for Britain than Europe and America were not comparing like with like.
The system for registering cancer deaths is much tighter in Britain than elsewhere. A cancer patient who dies of a heart attack will be registered as a cancer death in the UK, while other countries' cancer registries tend to understate their death rates, Dr Burns said.
Eurocare II throws up oddities which cast doubt on the validity of the figures. The study, showing five-year survival rates from 1978 to 1989 for 17 countries, suggests Estonia has the best rate for certain cancers, above that of prosperous Germany and France.
It also shows that immigrants to Switzerland have a higher survival rate than the resident population - because most return to their home countries in their final months and their deaths are not recorded.
Separate evidence from international trials shows that British patients included in the trials do just as well as patients from other countries, casting doubt on the claims that treatment is less good in Britain.
Dr Burns said: "Until we have a properly designed study comparing like with like, it is daft and demoralising to say we do badly. There is no evidence that British patients are dying more frequently than they need to. We are underselling ourselves and it doesn't help public confidence."
His view was backed yesterday by Dr Peter Boyle, the director of epidemiology and biostatistics at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan. Dr Boyle said international comparisons could not be relied on because the disease might be more advanced at diagnosis in some countries than in others."There may well be differences [in survival] but we can't say whether they are due to treatment, diagnosis or something else. I don't think anyone knows the true position," he said.
Dr Boyle said global comparisons of this kind were meaningless: " Is spending money the key thing or is it spending it appropriately? We need to know the outcome of higher spending for individual patients, but that is difficult to assess."
The best cancer units in Britain provided care that was the equal of any in the world but the standard varie.
There were also regional differences in death rates. Dr Boyle said the best hope lay in the Calman-Hine proposals for spreading "best practice" by concentrating cancer care in specialist units linked to district hospitals.
"Calman-Hine was a huge breakthrough that put the patient, not the organisation, first. It has been very successfully implemented in Birmingham and Yorkshire.
It should ultimately lead to a better deal for patients," he said.Source(s): http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/RMH/privatecare/pri... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/57856... http://www.cancer.nhs.uk/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4965034.stm
- 4 years ago
America has a 100% infant mortality rate, same as the rest of the World. And for anyone who wishes to refute this fact, try looking at the figures on Infant Immortality. They are undeniably 0%. Here's where I should really say "Sorry for being a smartarse, but", and roll out some nauseatingly pedantic excuse for being a such d!ck, but we all know it would be a bare faced lie. Hope this helps.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Why is our infant mortality rate so high?