Sunday, March 18, 2007

A multivariate outlier: US healthcare spending and life expectancy

Click the pic to enlarge. Found at Left in the Heartland. Health care spending in the US itself appears to be an outlier on the above graph. US life expectancy is about the same as that of Portugal (about smack dab in the middle of the distribution). When looking at the combination of health care spending and life expectancy variables, the US truly stands out - and in this case not in a good way. When it comes to health care, Americans are not getting much bang for their bucks.

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