TITLE

Runaway train: U.S. health system gaining speed 'on the wrong track.'

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
State Health Watch;Sep2008, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the findings of the Commonwealth Fund's 2008 update to its initial National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance which showed that the U.S. health system is on the wrong track and emphasized that access to health care has significantly declined. It was noted that Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis expressed disappointment that the U.S. is not making progress on many of the major scorecard elements. The report revealed that 75 million adults were either uninsured or underinsured in 2007, up from 35% in 2003.
ACCESSION #
34070702

 

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