Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bad US healthcare - beyond lack of coverage problems

It’s no wonder that medical malpractice lawsuits are so high in America, because they deserve to be high:

American doctors and hospitals kill patients through surgical and medical mistakes more often than their counterparts in other industrialized nations.

The New York Times editorial gets all the basics right about healthcare itself, including noting that we’re even near the bottom of the developed world in average life expectancy at age 60.

We are also faulted for our doctors lagging far behind those in most developed countries in the use of information technology and other computer aids.