Columbia MPH Professors Identify Reasons For Poor Life-Expectancy Rankings For Americans


In an article published in the November issue of Health Affairs and featured in the New York Times this week, Columbia University professors in the School of Public Health discuss their findings for the cause of the low life-expectancy in the United States.

Peter A. Muening, assistant professor of health policy and management and Sherry Glied, professor of health policy and management and assistant secretary for planning and evaluation Department of Health and Human Services, state that inefficiencies in the health care system is the reason America has been less successful than other countries in preventing and treating the most common causes of death.

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