Wednesday, October 7, 2015

US "quality of death" ranking: 9th

The United States ranks ninth in The Economist's story Quality of Death Index 2015.   Ahead of the US are United Kingdom (first), Taiwan (sixth), and Germany (seventh).

The rankings are based on "extensive research and interviews with over 120 palliative care experts from across the world" and data such as the cost of care (reported as affordability), the palliative care infrastructure, and public policies.   Additional categories are shown in the image to the right.

Read the entire report (PDF); the US is on page 77.

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