That is true in the US, but not globally. In the US, I think the decline is largely due to the opioid epidemic and the lack of univeraal coverage. The first problem isn’t entirely unique to the US, though I believe within the developed world the scope of it is. However, the second is a peculiarly American problem which sadly I don’t see it soon addressing adequately.

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