Fierce Healthcare writes: Although the quality of healthcare in United States is improving, it still falls behind countries of comparable wealth in several key measures, according to an insight brief by the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system. On the plus side, the country’s health system has improved on several quality measures, including mortality amendable to healthcare, the number of hospital-acquired infections and the percentage of children who receive recommended vaccines, according to the brief. It also outperforms other countries on admission rates for uncontrolled diabetes and wait times to see specialists. However, the report finds that the U.S. has worsened on other measures, such as health-related quality of life (self-reported healthy days and days in which activities were interrupted by poor health).
Brief Findings Show Quality of Healthcare in US Improving, Falls Behind Countries of Comparable Wealth in Several Quality Measures
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