The United States does a great job of providing acute care for people having a heart attack or a stroke and preventing them from dying. But it performs less well in preventing avoidable hospital admissions for people with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and asthma. The opposite is true for Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, which have low rates of hospital admissions for chronic conditions but high mortality rates for patients who suffer from a heart attack or stroke.
Finland and Sweden do relatively well in saving the lives of people with cervical, breast or colorectal cancer, but the survival rates for these cancers are lower in Chile, Poland, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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