Tag: United States

1. This county-level American cross-sectional study found geographic disparities in life expectancy, wherein life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years between counties with the lowest and highest life expectancy. 2. Socioeconomic, race/ethnicity, behavioral and metabolic risk factors, and health care factors explained 74% of the variation seen in...
1. After adjusting for risk factors associated with survival, Canadian patients had a median age of survival that was 10 years greater than in the United States. 2. The authors hypothesized that differential access to transplantation, increased post-transplant survival, and differences in health care systems may partially explain the Canadian...
1. Large differences in the rates of mortality were evident across counties and regions of the United States. 2. The reported county-level analyses provides a novel method to trace disease-specific mortality trends across the United States. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)        Study Rundown: Previous studies on country-wide estimates of cause-specific mortality in...
Image: PD 1. Rates of perforated appendicitis in Canada are lower than publicly or noninsured US children, but higher than privately insured US children; Canadian children have higher rate of misdiagnosis of perforated appendix. 2. Children under age 5 and children with perforated appendicitis in Canada have better outcomes than US...