Month: June 2007

U.S. healthcare expensive, inefficient: report

Germany, Britain, Australia and Canada all provide better care for less money, the Commonwealth Fund report found. “The U.S. health care system ranks last compared with five other nations on measures of quality, access, efficiency, equity, and outcomes,” the non-profit group which studies health care issues said in a statement. Canada rates second worst out of the five overall. Germany scored highest, followed by Britain, Australia and New Zealand. “The United States is not getting value for the money that is spent on health care,” Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis said in a telephone interview.

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The Only Constant Is Service

As an editor, I often try to predict the future, and I view prognostication as a fun but perilous pursuit. Like most editors, weathermen, and the guys on ESPN, I have a spotty record at looking into the crystal ball. I’ve been correct on s

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