US lags in health care despite largest investment, survey showsBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7546.869-a (Published 13 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:869
- Nellie Bristol
- Washington, DC
Ill people in the United States were more likely than those in other countries to report receiving the wrong drugs and incorrect or delayed test results, shows a survey of similar patients in six developed countries.
The survey, which was conducted by the New York based Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that works towards improving healthcare coverage and quality, showed that the United States scored last in four of six categories—efficiency, …