Longevity gains due to health care

In June I railed against an infographic that claimed that health care played only a 10% role in our health. I followed the “studies” the infographic cited, but they led to a dead end. A reader tried another approach, but still couldn’t find anything.

So, I undertook my own literature review. What do studies really say about how much health care matters for our health (strictly speaking, longevity)? My latest post at the AcademyHealth blog summarizes what I found. Spoiler alert: It’s not 10%. Check it out!


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