Health Care in Canada and the United States

John F. Schneider, Sherryn Levinoff Roth, Catherine Cornell, D. C. Mendelssohn, K. L. Skorecki, C. J. Cardella, Barry F. Uretsky, Donald A. Redelmeier, Victor R. Fuchs, Jean L. Rouleau, Eugene Braunwald, Marc A. Pfeffer

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To the Editor: Two Special Articles in the March 18 issue1,2 provide detailed information on differences in health care between Canada and the United States. The authors of these articles fail to comment on two important issues, however. In “Hospital Expenditures in the United States and Canada,”1 Redelmeier and Fuchs note that visits to the emergency department per 1000 population are twice as frequent in Canada as in the United States. Furthermore, the patients making these visits appear to be ill, since the percentage of visits that result in admission is the same in both countries. It is shocking…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-966
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number13
StatePublished - 23 Sep 1993
Externally publishedYes


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