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U.S. lags on curbing preventable deaths: study
Modern Healthcare

Americans younger than 65 years old had higher rates of potentially preventable death rates compared with their peers in France, Germany and the U.K., according to a new study. The study, published today in Health Affairs and funded by the Commonwealth Fund, examined amenable mortality, which is defined as deaths that should not occur in the presence of timely and effective healthcare before age 75, among patients in four countries from 1999 to 2007.