US ranks lowest in health care survey of developed nations

June 18, 2014 1:25 PM

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US ranks lowest in health care survey of developed nations

In a survey of patients and primary care doctors in 11 industrialized nations, the U.S. health care system ranked last in terms of quality, efficiency, access to care equity and healthy lives, USA Today reported.

The survey, conducted by The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that "aims to promote a high performing health care system" in the U.S., utilized questionnaires in addition to data from the World Health Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to produce rankin...

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