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Preventable Deaths by Country


This category describes the number of deaths that could have been prevented if proper health care were delivered promptly. Ranked against other nations, the U.S. landed at fourth from the bottom. Each number represents the annual number of preventable deaths per 100,000 people.

France

75

Japan

81

Spain

84

Sweden

88

Italy

88

Australia

88

Canada

92

Norway

97

Netherlands

97

Greece

99

Germany

106

Austria

107

New Zealand

109

Denmark

109

UNITED STATES

115

Ireland

129

United Kingdom

130

Portugal

132

SOURCE: Commonwealth Fund National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2006


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