The Commonwealth Fund conducted a survey of chronically ill adults in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States in 2008 and found major differences in health care access, safety, and efficiency, with U.S. patients at particularly high risk of forgoing care because of costs and experiencing errors or inefficient, poorly organized care.
To view the salient points of the survey see: CF Report.
Here is NY Times editorial: The Wrong Place to Be Chronically Ill.
This is an important study and the results while impressive are not surprising t providers and patients in the United States.
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