The Bad Guy
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yes typical. come up with isolated incidents. I could do the same if I was motivated enough to do some research and find as many if not more americans who have crossed over to get treatment in Canada. Even off the top of my head I could think of hockey players who have been treated for concussions in Canada even though they live and play in the states. Thats just more propoganda. Here is a small piece of info that I found after a single 2 second search on google.
Americans Less Likely to Survive Treatment
According to Woolhandler, by looking at already ill patients, the researchers eliminated any Canadian lifestyle advantage and just examined the degree to which the two systems affected patient deaths. (Mortality was the one kind of data they could extract from a disparate pool of 38 papers examining everything from kidney failure to rheumatoid arthritis.)
Overall, the results favored Canadians, who were 5 percent less likely than Americans to die in the course of treatment. Some disorders, such as kidney failure, favored Canadians more strongly than Americans, whereas others, such as hip fracture, had slightly better outcomes in the U.S. than in Canada. Of the 38 studies the authors surveyed, which were winnowed down from a pool of thousands, 14 favored Canada, five the U.S., and 19 yielded mixed results.
- Life expectancy is longer in Canada, and its infant mortality rate is lower than that of the U.S.