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What's Actually Wrong With the U.S. Health System

... the Commonwealth Fund has released its latest evaluation of what, exactly, ails the U.S. health-care system. Once again, the think tank found the U.S. medical system performed the worst among 11 similar countries, all while spending more.

The United States fared especially badly on measures of affordability, access, health outcomes, and equality between the rich and poor. The United Kingdom ranked first, and the other countries in the comparison were Australia, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Germany, Canada, and France.

America does perform well, comparatively, when it comes to doctor-patient relationships, end-of-life care, and survival…

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 What's Actually Wrong With the U.S. Health System

A new report shows why American health care performs so poorly compared to its rivals—and suggests the Obamacare replacement proposals aren’t the way to fix it.

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Clear Health Costs

We’re working to bring transparency to the health-care marketplace. By building a platform that focuses on price information for medical procedures, we are empowering consumers to make informed decisions about the costs of their medical care and coverage.

Consumer Health Ratings provides the most comprehensive listing of organizations that rate or report performance on specific hospitals, health plans, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies and other health care providers in the United States.

County Health Rankings

Building a culture of health, county by county.


HealthGrades is the leading healthcare ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to consumers, corporations, health plans and hospitals. Millions of consumers and hundreds of the nation's largest employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades' independent ratings, consulting and products to make healthcare decisions based on the quality of care.

Hospital Safety Grade

Some hospitals are safer than others. But all hospitals can be safe places for care.

Quality Check

The Joint Commission makes no representations or guarantees about the accuracy of the information or the quality of care provided by any organization not accredited by The Joint Commission listed on this site.

The Commonwealth Fund

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.

The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a voluntary program aimed at mobilizing employer purchasing power to alert America's health industry that big leaps in health care safety, quality and customer value will be recognized and rewarded. Among other initiatives, Leapfrog works with its employer members to encourage transparency and easy access to health care information as well as rewards for hospitals that have a proven record of high quality care.


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For over twenty years, Bert Sperling has been analyzing data about people and places, and rating them for major publications.

Care Opinion

An independent site about your experiences of UK health services, good or bad. We pass your stories to the right people to make a difference.

Consumer Reports

Unbiased, independent information you need to take charge of your health.

Dartmouth Atlas Project

For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. This research has helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of our health care system and forms the foundation for many of the ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America.

Kaiser Family Foundation Polls

A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., with a growing role in global health. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies.

Verified Pharmacy Program

In response to public concern of the safety of pharmacy practices on the Internet, the Association developed the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) program in the spring of 1999.


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How Does the U.S. Healthcare System Compare to Other Countries?

The cost and quality of the U.S. healthcare system is one of the most prominent issues facing everyday Americans. It is a top policy concern for voters, a key indicator of economic efficiency, and a significant driver of the national debt. The recent release of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) 2019 Health Statistics — a comprehensive source of comparable statistics on healthcare systems across OECD member countries — provides policymakers and the public with some insight on how America’s healthcare system compares to others.

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Nursing Homes

To help you find the best nursing home for your loved one, U.S.News has rated more than 15,000 nursing homes. Use our data to research nursing home safety, health inspections, staffing, and more.

An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion.

PPO Ratings Summary

Each year, samples of PPO members are selected and their records are reviewed to determine if members received care that meets nationally recognized standards for good care. The member's care is documented using the PPO's records.

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