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US lags in health care despite largest investment, survey shows

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 13 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:869
  1. Nellie Bristol
  1. 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, …

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