Thursday, November 20, 2008

Healthy Years of Life

I like this attempt to compare countries based on healthy years of life rather than life expectancy. While I am all for trying to increase the healthy years of life, I am not so sure about trying to extend unhealthy years of life. I would think that in many cases the quality of life isn't that great in the unhealthy years and the medical expenses quite high.

Interesting how Finland and Denmark have similar life expectancies of around 78, but in Denmark just 5 of those are unhealthy (defined as having no limits on activity) while in Finland 15 of them are.

via The Economist

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