Category: Health & life

US ranks last in healthcare among 11 wealthiest countries despite spending most | US healthcare | The Guardian

The other countries analyzed in the report were Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Greg Hunt Australian Health Minister so admires the American Medical System he believes we should adopt it here. The latest report however thinks otherwise.

The US is last on a ranking of healthcare systems among 11 of the wealthiest countries in the world, despite spending the highest percentage of its GDP on healthcare, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.

Source: US ranks last in healthcare among 11 wealthiest countries despite spending most | US healthcare | The Guardian

Coronavirus has forced politicians out of their ideological comfort zones – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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If Australia’s health system struggles and we have universal health care what chance has America got? (ODT)

via Coronavirus has forced politicians out of their ideological comfort zones – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Right time to be patient: medical futurist’s 50 year vision for health

How much of a role will enviroment play in improved health eg Climate Change and Fossil Fuels? (ODT)

“Healthcare is going to be preventive even on a scale that it will not just be about treating diseases or catching them as early as possible but preventing diseases before they would even take shape. That’s the real essence of healthcare,” he said.

via Right time to be patient: medical futurist’s 50 year vision for health

Cheap red meat is helping kill off Glasgow’s poorest men 30 years before their time | Science | News | The Independent

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The city of Glasgow has long been notorious for the astonishing gap in life expectancy between rich and poor. Men who can expect to die at the age of just 54 live within a few miles of those who will survive well into their 80s. Now researchers believe they have found a key reason for this disparity – the regular consumption of cheap, processed meat, particularly by the city’s poorest men.

Source: Cheap red meat is helping kill off Glasgow’s poorest men 30 years before their time | Science | News | The Independent

CommInsure (Commbank) Life Insurance Claims Investigation | Part 1 – Heart attack

Fairfax Media-Four Corners special investigation reveals the unscrupulous tactics Commonwealth Bank’s insurance arm used to deny its customers’ claims.

Source: CommInsure (Commbank) Life Insurance Claims Investigation | Part 1 – Heart attack