The OECD Health Data 2013 final update numbers are out and for the first time average life expectancy at birth in the OECD countries (numbers for 2011) exceeds 80 years at 80.1. This represents a gain of ten years since 1970. When life expectancy for men and women at age 65 is examined, there are substantial gains here also. The life expectancy of females at age 65 in the OECD in 1970 was 15.8 years and grew to 20.9 years by 2011. Meanwhile, over the same period, the life expectancy of males went from 12.7 years to 17.6 years. The OECD notes that high per capita income is associated with higher life expectancy though many other factors play a role. I guess an interesting question is what some of these other factors in the life expectancy health production function might be and how important medical resources are.