We can see a clear downward trend in all groups. And because high-income countries have recorded the slowest progress (due to their already high health outcomes). The following visualization shows the estimates of infant mortality by income level in countries. And since high-income countries have recorded the slowest progress (due to their already high health outcomes), we can see that the gap between these countries and the rest of the world has been narrowing.
In fact, upper-middle income countries are close to catching up. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20894.The pandemic has changed the way and place in which Americans access care, a change big enough to influence multiple aspects of price and usage and, therefore, the trend in medical costs. HRI defines the trend in medical costs as the projected percentage increase in the cost of treating patients from one year to the next, assuming that the benefits remain the same.