Healthcare Revisited – Relative Quality of Life
More important than longevity is the length of time that we experience “quality” life experience. The following chart again shows how we compare to other countries.
Following was taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy
– HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY (HALE)
Health attainment, level, and distribution in all Member States
Disability-adjusted life expectancy at birth (years) Adjusted for years spent in disability. When compared to longevity, the chart is revealing. It indicates that the last ten years of life are not pleasant (on average) and also likely very expensive.
Rank Country Total Male Female
It is interesting to note that all of the five baseline countries rank well above the United States and 3 of the five rank in the top 5: Japan, France & Spain.