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More proof: U.S. health care falling behind other nations


The U.S. health care system ranked last in a recent comparison of six other large countries.

Despite the amount of money spent each year, and the rigorous training health care providers undergo, the results just don’t equal those of other countries, according to the study done by the Commonwealth Fund.

The report compared the U.S. health care system with those of Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, Netherlands and New Zealand.

It found that the U.S. spends more than twice as much as most other countries — while still ranking last on safety. The U.S. also came in close to or at the bottom of the list in several other key areas, such as number of patients who forgo care due to the cost and access to primary care providers.

Overall, the U.S. ranked last. Netherlands topped the list.

You can see the full report here.

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