Originally Posted by DeadCactus
I'd wager our "worse outcomes" come from more attempts at heroic care rather than lower quality care. Infant mortality is easy to keep down if you say anything less than 26 months is non-viable and refrain from intervening. Much easier to keep "unnecessary" procedural deaths down if you toss grandma into hospice if she needs a surgery or chemotherapy...
That would be why our infant mortality is high.