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"Why Americans are dying earlier than their international peers" - CNN.com. 01/09/2013.
Despite spending more per capita on health care than citizens of any other country, Americans are less healthy and dying younger than their international peers. Ana Diez Roux, a member of the panel convened to study the issue by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine, says the panel was surprised by "the sheer systemic nature of the problem, that affects so many health outcomes across the whole lifespan."