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U.S. lacks population-health strategy: report
Modern Healthcare

The U.S. lacks a cohesive, national strategy and the appropriate measurement tools to track and respond to the social and environmental factors that shape life expectancy and health-related quality of life, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

“Although the United States invests over 17% of its gross domestic product on medical care—far more than any nation—we lag behind other countries in several measures of health,” Marthe Gold, chairwoman of the committee that led the report, said in a news release about the findings.