The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Counsel announced the pre-publication release of their report on their recent comparison of health care data between the U.S. and 16 other countries which crosses all age categories. The other countries include Canada, Japan, Australia, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Spain. This is a fascinating read entitled U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health is currently available to read on line for free at the National Academies Press website. The U.S. generally finished near the bottom in most categories for the population under the age of 75. Our post 75 population, outscores their peers elsewhere.