Thursday, August 25, 2011

U.S. Health Statistics Lag Behind

Life expectancy in the U.S. is 78.1 years, in Switzerland 81.9 years. MRI exams per 1000 people in the U.S. is 91.2, in Canada 31.2. Our coronary bypass rate is 521 per 100,000 people, in Ireland it is 128. Our death rate from heart attacks is 145 per 100,000, in France it is 54. Health expenditures here are 16% of GDP, in France 11% and in Ireland 7.6%. The message is that we could drastically reduce health care spending and greatly improve results by emphasizing prevention and the use of natural healing. A good place to start is with Chelation therapy.

See Brook RH, Facts, Facts, Facts: What is a Physician to do? JAMA, July 27, 2011, 432-433.

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