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pedestrian bridge According to PCW, 80 percent of the responsibility for health outcomes lies in patient behaviors, one’s physical environment and socioeconomic conditions. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Can nations like the U.S. solve the puzzle of why the health of its people worsens even as it spends more per capita than most countries on health care? A recently released report by PwC’s Health Research Institute says the two trends can be reversed. But there’s a catch: It will not happen without a strategic plan that envisions bringing together partners from sectors that have not worked in a coordinated fashion in the past.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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