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The Commonwealth Fund

U.S. last in international health care

16 Jun, 2014

The foundation releases its 2014 edition of Mirror, Mirror, showing the U.S. continues to underperform relative to other countries in most dimensions of health care performance.  This year’s report includes data from eleven countries, an increase from the seven in 2010’s report, and includes Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The U.S. ranked last in 4 of the 11 dimensions studied including cost-related access, efficiency, equity, and healthy lives (composed of mortality amendable to medical care, infant mortality, and healthy life expectancy at age 60).  The U.S came in last overall, as it did in the 2010, 2007, 2006, and 2004 editions.