An amateurish attempt at explaining current events large and small.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Greg Mankiw's Blog: Where would you rather be sick?
Mankiw shows a table courtesy of the Carpe Diem blog that adjusts life expectancy for things like homicide and automobile accidents. He goes on to speculate what the chart would look like if one normalized for Body Mass Index. All of this may be true but it does not function as an endorsement of the US health care system but rather reinforces the fact that health care has only so much of an impact in influencing health outcomes.