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For good humor, read the whole article:AMERICA lags behind other wealthy countries in the overall performance of its medical system. A new study by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine looks at data from 19 countries for deaths of under 75-year-olds that should have been avoided with proper health care. Preventable deaths declined by 16% on average in these countries between 1997 and 2003. Big improvements were recorded in countries that started with both low levels of avoidable deaths (like France) and those with higher levels (like Britain). But America, where health-care spending per head is highest, is at the bottom of the table. No mention of absolute numbers, no mention of why this is indicitive of a healthy medical system. Just the US had the poorest increase.
I assume that's because the story is the results of the study. Maybe they assume that if people are interested in the raw data, they'll look at the study.
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