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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
On the blogs: wait 'til next year
On A Healthy Blog, John McDonough of Health Care For All comments on the Commonwealth Fund report that ranks Massachusetts eighth in the nation on measures of health care access, quality and cost.
As noted by Alice Dembner here this morning, the state's performance was uneven.
McDonough thinks the picture is brighter today.
"Room for satisfaction and pride. Room for improvement. Worth remembering — data is from 2003-2005. If it were data from today, we would 100% surely be #1 on access, and probably better on quality," he writes. "Got to focus on costs, got to focus on healthy lives and public health."