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U.S. Health System Performance: A national scorecard

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    • Analysis of Medicare data on quality and costs of care for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), hip fracture, and colorectal cancer (with resection) reveals substantial variations in one-year, risk-adjusted mortality rates…  
    • 40% of American adults reported that they went without care in 2004 because of costs during the year. This rate is 4 times higher than in the U.K., the benchmark…  
    • Only 3 of 5 U.S. adults with chronic disease report having a self-management plan. This type of plan encourages patients to take steps to control their conditions.  
    • Risk-adjusted mortality ratios in hospitals
      Based on 2000-2002 mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries, there is a 33-percentage point spread between the risk-adjusted mortality ratios achieved in the best 10% of hospitals and the bottom 10%.…  
    • Half of U.S. adults receive recommended preventative care
      Based on patients’ reports, about 50% of U.S. adults receive all recommended clinical screening tests and preventative care, according to U.S. national guidelines.