First in Spending, Last in Results

June 16, 2014 6:35 PM

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First in Spending, Last in Results

Out of 11 countries examined in a recent study, the United States health care system finished last on most dimensions of performance for the fifth time since 2004. The United Kingdom and Switzerland rank one and two in the study.

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that strives to promote high performing health care systems in regards to better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, most notably for uninsured, minorities, young children, and the elderly. They looked at the health care systems of Australi...

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