U.S. health outpaced by other countries, as journal looks for root causes
Global Health Newswire, June 1, 2022
Dr. Neil K. Mehta of The University of Texas Medical Branch is a guest editor of “Why Does Health in the U.S. Continue to Lag Behind,” a special supplemental issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. “There’s no simple answer,” Mehta said. “The issue touches on the many complicated factors with a focus on social and behavioral factors. The U.S. has lagged behind for some time, but over the last decade it’s gotten a lot worse. Even though the U.S. has fared poorly compared to other countries, we are falling even further behind.” Medical Xpress, News Medical and other websites also posted the release of the supplemental issue.