Healthcare Triage: Infant Mortality in the United States is Surprisingly High

Many more babies die in the United States than you might think. In 2014, more than 23,000 infants died in their first year of life, or about six for every 1,000 born. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 other industrialized nations do better than the United States at keeping babies alive.

Infant mortality is the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.

This was adapted from a column I wrote for the Upshot. Links to further reading and references can be found there.

@aaronecarroll

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