In the past, the life expectancy was significantly lower than that of today. This was from lack of education in the medical field, diseases were easier to spread which could lead to death.
As vaccines were created more developed countries began to experience a drop in deadly diseases.
In a perfect world this edcutation and medical care would be universal. But different studies has showed that even in a developed country education and socioeconomic status can determine your care and survival rate.
A study was conducted in Belgium between the 1990's and early 2000's to compare the survival rate on men battling cancer in corelation to their socioeconomic status. Relative to the preventable cancers, the mortality rate was correlated to the education level of the patient.
This study saw the need for basic health education in South Africa. They comparedthe health of those before and after implementing a health booklet. They foundthat by giving basic healthcare knowledge that the basic health of localimproved drastically.
The early a person suffering fromcardiac arrest can receive treatment or help, the higher their survival rate. Astudy was conducted on health-care professionals who spoke English in order tomaintain consistency throughout the courses used for educating. The subjects were enrolled in a course tocover emergency scene safety. They were trained on CPR of adults and childrenand educated on the proper use of the correct equipment.