The U.S. Health Disadvantage And The Role Of Spending

Each week it seems, more evidence emerges regarding the poor health of Americans. We first documented a “U.S. health disadvantage” as chair and study director of the panel on understanding cross-national health differences among high-income countries at the National Academies in 2013. Our panel’s report Shorter Lives, Poorer Health showed that, as long ago as […]

Let’s Stop Making Excuses For Egregious Medical Errors

To save the life of a child, a zoo sacrifices a prized, endangered gorilla. In exchange for one nearsighted Israeli soldier captured in Gaza, Israel released 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. (This example from the Middle East may not be surprising. In Judaism, it is commanded that “to save a life is as if one saved the […]