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- Converting EpiAnalysis for new media - Sep. 26, 2013
- Industry ties to medical expert panels - Aug. 26, 2013
- The Stanford Health 4 America Fellows Program - Aug. 07, 2013
- The Disabled States of America: regional disparities in healthy life expectancy - Jul. 31, 2013
The Institute of Medicine has released a major new report today on the reasons why the United States seems to have poorer health, despite its greater wealth, as compared to other industrialized countries. The report reviews evidence on life expectancy and health in the United States, comparing U.S. data with statistics from 16 “peer” countries—other high-income democracies in western Europe, as well as Canada, Australia, and Japan. The report looks somewhat historically, but focuses mostly on data from the late 1990s through 2008.