Wednesday, October 19, 2011

U.S. Healthcare Gets Bad Grades on Scorecard

Not new news in this article titled, U.S. Healthcare Gets Bad Grades on Scorecard, but certainly we continue to head in the wrong direction with our healthcare spending. The article is by Emily P. Walker, the Washington Corespondent for MedPage Today.

We spent the highest of any other nation in the world but have these poor scorecard grades. It is time we move in a different direction. The scorecard measures healthcare systems across 42 indicators including healthcare quality, access, efficiency, equity, and healthy lives, and compares U.S. averages to other countries.

Healthcare reform only solves who has insurance which, unfortunately, still does not address all the core cost and access issues. A start nonetheless!

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