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Achieving a US health care system 'second to none'
Date:1/31/2008

Washington, January 31, 2008 All candidates running for office in 2008 should commit to an agenda to create a health care system for the United States that is second to none the American College of Physicians (ACP) said today in its annual report on The State of the Nations Health Care. In its report, ACP offers a five-point Candidates Pledge designed to gain candidate commitments to support a series of recommendations.

The recommendations result from a new ACP evidence-based policy paper, Achieving a High-Performance Health Care System with Universal Access: What the United States Can Learn from Other Countries. Published in the Jan. 1 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, ACPs flagship journal, the paper noted that the U.S. health care system falls well below what residents of other industrialized nations receive from their health care systems.

In 2008, we will spend more on health care than any other industrialized country, David C. Dale, MD, FACP, the president of ACP declared. And we will get much less in return.

Much of the recent public policy discussion about the U.S. health care system has focused on comparative considerations, Dr. Dale noted. By making use of data from a number of respected sources, ACPs paper and report serve to:

  • Illustrate how health care in the United States lags behind other countries.
  • Explain why other countries health care systems out-perform the United States.
  • Propose specific policies for consideration by the presidential candidates to create a health care system that is second to none
  • Provide a general analysis of how the current proposals from the leading presidential candidates compare to ACPs policy benchmarks.
  • Propose immediate action items that President Bush and the 110th Congress can take to help - transition to a high performing health care system.
  • Describe what health care in the United States woul
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Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
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