Dave M. O'Neill
Institutional Affiliation: Baruch College, CUNY
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|December 2007||Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S.|
in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Volume 10, David Cutler, Alan Garber, and Dana Goldman, organizers
|September 2007||Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S.|
with : w13429
Does Canada's publicly funded, single payer health care system deliver better health outcomes and distribute health resources more equitably than the multi-payer heavily private U.S. system? We show that the efficacy of health care systems cannot be usefully evaluated by comparisons of infant mortality and life expectancy. We analyze several alternative measures of health status using JCUSH (The Joint Canada/U.S. Survey of Health) and other surveys. We find a somewhat higher incidence of chronic health conditions in the U.S. than in Canada but somewhat greater U.S. access to treatment for these conditions. Moreover, a significantly higher percentage of U.S. women and men are screened for major forms of cancer. Although health status, measured in various ways is similar in both countries, m...
Published: June E. O'Neill & Dave M. O'Neill, 2008.
"Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S,"
Forum for Health Economics & Policy,
Berkeley Electronic Press, vol. 10(1).
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