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Health spending: more efficient for men than women

Health expenditures show stronger association with gains in life expectancy for males than for females throughout the industrialized countries of the world
Thu, 2013-12-12 16:08

Health care spending is a large – and ever increasing - portion of government budgets. Improving its efficiency has therefore become critically important. In the first-ever study to estimate health spending efficiency by gender across 27 industrialized nations, researchers discovered significant disparities within countries, with stronger gains in life expectancy for men than for women in nearly every nation.

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