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New IHME COVID-19 Forecasts 309,918 cumulative deaths by December 1st in the U.S.

August 24, 2020 -Today, IHME is forecasting 309,918 cumulative deaths by December 1st in the United States (“current projection” scenario), an increase of about 15,000 from the previous forecast on August 6. Increasing mask use in the US to 95% through measures such as state and/or federal mandates with penalties and/or a concerted public information […]

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6 countries in the Americas account for half of all global firearm deaths; Brazil and U.S. top the list

SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2018 – A new study reveals more than a quarter-million people died from firearm-related injuries in 2016, with half of those deaths occurring in only six countries in the Americas: Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and Guatemala. A part of the Global Burden of Disease, the study assesses firearm-related mortality […]

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New study explains why US health care spending increased $1 trillion from 1996 to 2013

SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2017 – A new study finds that the cost of health care in the United States increased nearly $1 trillion from 1996 to 2013 and measures the causes behind this immense growth. The study, published today in JAMA, reveals that price and “intensity” (variety and complexity) of services accounted for 50% of the […]

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Study: America’s ranking in global health care inequity is ‘an embarrassment’

SEATTLE, May 19, 2017 – A first-ever global study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries, and concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments. “What we have found about health care access and quality is disturbing,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, senior author of the study […]