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Rate of Preventable Deaths in U.S. Higher Than in France, Germany, U.K.

The United States lags three France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on a key measure of health system performance—potentially preventable deaths—according to a new study in Health Affairs. Moreover, the pace of improvement in preventing deaths that could have been avoided with timely and effective health care is slowest in the U.S., finds the Commonwealth Fund–supported analysis.

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