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David Nash, MD, explains why the U.S. gets so little bang for its healthcare buck
by Shannon Firth Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today
"We spend more money on healthcare in our country than any other
nation on the planet," said David Nash, MD, founding dean of
Jefferson College of Population Health in Philadelphia, who
shared why population health is important in this exclusive MedPage Today video interview.
Despite massive spending, the U.S. ranks 17th in the world
in quality of life measures and overall well-being of the population,
Why? Because medical care has only a limited impact on a given
individual's health, he said.
"Population health says that it's the social determinants, largely
poverty, education" -- and one's zip code -- that predict how long