Originally Posted by Don Zeko
Then read the PDF. This is complicated stuff, and I'm sure there's something in there to quibble with, but they've shown their work. Don't just speculate about what you feel might be wrong with their data when they've done the work and you haven't.
Have you reviewed this data? It seems that the primary way to "narrow the gap" is through lifestyle changes. Specifically obesity, alcohol consumption, tobacco usage, and the types of foods eaten. These seem to me to be cultural matters, not a systematic problem in a health care system.