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NUR-508- Health Issue Analysis: Part III
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Health Issue Analysis: Part III

Blue Group: John Blanchard, Malka Hayman, ArllyRegoso, Wayne Seare, and Allison White

Grand Canyon UniversityNUR-508

April 20, 2016


Health Issue Analysis: Part III

The United States spends twice as much then any other industrialized country on health care dollars, and is ranked 24th out of 30 in the term of life expectancy (Forsberg &Fichtenberg, 2012).  What makes that ranking even more disconcerting is the fact that only 3 percent of the spending is on preventing the disease while “75 percent of our health care costs are related to preventable conditions” (Forsberg &Fichtenberg, 2012, p. 3).  As the U.S. spends far more then any other country in the world, its poorer health outcomes in relation to its investment is a nocuous return.  The federal government is responsible for the billions of dollars spent in funding cardiovascular health care initiatives through grants to private and public agencies such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Institutes 

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