That’s a rather sad statement, but apparently true. Cancer is the big boogyman in the US and a lot of money is spent, both from Health Insurance and in research, trying to conquer it.
However when it comes to actual treatment, despite the US spending thousands of dollar more per patient than in the UK, those patients didn’t live any longer.
Part of this is due to the spectacular financial inefficiency of the US healthcare system. And part is actually due to an obsession with cancer screening… which is generating incredible numbers of false positives.
Higher US expenditures on cancer patients do not result in improved mortality. : denialism blog
But you’d never know that reading AEI’s highly dubious contribution to the literature in this week’s Health Affairs (lay Reuters…
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