quarta-feira, janeiro 09, 2008

Mudando de assunto (ou, num certo sentido, não)...

Fonte:Ellen Nolte e C. Martin McKee (2008), "Measuring the Health of Nations: Updating an Earlier Analysis", Health Affairs 27: 58-71. Resumo aqui.

"The concept of amenable mortality - that is, deaths from certain causes before age 75 that are potentially preventable with timely and ef-fective health care - was developed in the 1970s to assess the quality and performance of health systems and to track changes over time. (...) In a Commonwealth Fund-supported study comparing preventable deaths in 19 industrialized countries, researchers found that the United States placed last. While the other nations improved dramatically between the two study periods—1997–98 and 2002–03—the U.S. improved only slightly on the measure."

"The largest reductions in amenable mortality were seen in countries with the highest initial levels, including Portugal, Finland, Ireland, and the U.K, but also in some higher-performing countries, like Australia and Italy. In contrast, the U.S. started from a relatively high level of amenable mortality but experienced smaller reductions. "

E a cobertura noticiosa do estudo, aqui.

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