While the constant pursuit toward the advancement of medicine has created nothing short of miracles, in surgeries, in pharmaceuticals, in fighting disease, and increasing recovery, it is hard not to look at the statistics.
America outspends the world in healthcare expenses. In fact, compared to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of all the countries of the world, or what a country makes in a year, our healthcare cost would be equal to the 5th largest country’s income.
|American Healthcare Expense||$3.2 Trillion|
It would seem in such a case that America would be the healthiest, country, practically glowing from being in such good shape. HOWEVER, that is not the case. Actually...
31st in Life Expectancy*
33rd in Overall Health
Number 1 in Obesity and Diabetes
We are a sick nation and throwing money at the problem is proving to not be the right solution.
Reducing the unnecessary use of prescribed drugs and surgeries
Making proactive care as high a priority as reactive care
Placing an emphasis on removing the root cause of a problem rather than just treating its symptoms.
*World Health Organization 2015
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