Ranked last . . .again

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

“The United States ranked last on mea­sures in­volv­ing the cost of care, the ef­fi­ciency of de­liv­er­ing it (too many du­pli­cate tests, avoid­able emer­gency room vis­its and ad­min­is­tra­tive has­sles), and the fair­ness of its sys­tem (low­er­in­come Amer­i­cans go with­out care more of­ten than their coun­ter­parts in other coun­tries). It also ranked last on in­di­ca­tors of healthy lives as mea­sured by in­fant mor­tal­ity, healthy life ex­pectancy at age 60 and deaths that might have been avoided through med­i­cal care.” —New York Times ed­i­to­rial on a Com­mon­wealth Fund study com­par­ing 11 ad­vanced in­dus­trial coun­tries, June 16

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