Shattuck Lecture. We can do better--improving the health of the American people.

@article{Schroeder2007ShattuckLW,
  title={Shattuck Lecture. We can do better--improving the health of the American people.},
  author={S Andrew Schroeder},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={357 12},
  pages={1221-8}
}
Copyright © 2007 Massachusetts Medical Society. The united states spends more on health care than any other nation in the world, yet it ranks poorly on nearly every measure of health status. How can this be? What explains this apparent paradox? The two-part answer is deceptively simple — first, the pathways to better health do not generally depend on better health care, and second, even in those instances in which health care is important, too many Americans do not receive it, receive it too… CONTINUE READING