What you’ll learn to do: analyze health care in the United States and abroad
Health in the United States is a complex and often contradictory issue. On the one hand, as one of the wealthiest nations, the United States fares well in health comparisons with the rest of the world. However, the United States also lags behind almost every industrialized country in terms of providing care to all of its citizens, as well as in the comparative cost-effectiveness of its healthcare system. The following sections examine different aspects of health in the United States and how this compares with general trends in global health.