HLTH 509 Discussion More Money
HLTH 509 Discussion: More Money but Poorer Health
- Describe the 2 reasons Schroeder gives to explain why the US ranks poorly on many health measures despite spending more money than other countries on health care. What other single factor would you suggest that might also contribute to this paradox?
- In what ways is the problem of obesity in America like the now decreasing problem of tobacco use? In what ways is it different?
- The pie chart illustrating the 5 proportional categories contributing to premature death in the US is based on total US population mortality. How might these percentages change if the chart were to be redrawn to reflect populations living in poverty in inner cities? People living in poverty in rural areas? Suggest new percentages for each and explain why you think as you do.
- Social determinants of health are relatively new considerations as predictors of premature death, yet a growing body of research indicates their contribution is strong. Name a social determinant and describe a possible role for the Church in ameliorating it.