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U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s

A new report from the Institute of Medicine took a long, hard look at the American healthcare system and  found that we lead on healthcare spending but lag on patient outcomes.

But we knew this already. Many other reports have found the exact same thing.

There is, however, some striking -- and troubling -- new research in the report: Our infant mortality rate is nearly double the rate in countries like Japan and Sweden.

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