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These Are the Economies With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care

  • Americans’ life expectancy of 79 years lags behind 25 nations’
  • Bloomberg Health-Efficiency Index tracks medical costs, value
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The U.S. will cost you the most for treatment, both in absolute terms and relative to average incomes, while life expectancy of Americans -- about 79 years -- was exceeded by more than 25 countries and territories, according to an annual Bloomberg analysis in almost 200 economies.