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26 September 2004

Poor Medical Treatment Kills Thousands in U.S.,

"Poor Medical Treatment Kills Thousands in U.S., Says New Report on Health Care Quality

Requiring doctors and hospitals to report publicly on their performance and tying their pay to the results would dramatically reduce avoidable deaths and costs attributable to poor medical care, says a new report from an organization that works to improve health care quality. Wild variations in medical care led to 79,000 avoidable deaths and $1.8 billion in additional medical costs last year, the private National Committee for Quality Assurance said in its annual report released Wednesday."

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And here we are Portugal bemoaning a imperfect National healthcare system. Makes you think!

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