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Annual Health Report Card Shows The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Good news and bad news from an annual report card on U-S health care. The
quality of care is steadily improving, with more patients getting recommended
treatments, but there are notable gaps, and costs are sky-rocketing. Treatment
for conditions such as heart attack are exemplary, but fewer than 20-percent
of patients with heart disease have their cholesterol down to recommended
levels. The report cautioned that health care providers, both public and
private, need to study which treatments work, which do not, and stick to the
most cost-effective approaches.
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