Usemed, Arild Faxvaags weblog on healthcare computing

March 11, 2008

The cost of patients’ uncertainty

The New York Times: United States ranks 45th in life expectancy, behind Bosnia and Jordan; near last, compared with other developed countries, in infant mortality; and in last place … among major industrialized countries in health-care quality, access and efficiency.

The mixture of anxious patients with physicians authorized to order a battery of medical tests is a very expensive one. Read more.


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