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What is River Health ACO?

January 28, 2014
By Dr. William C. McCauley - Special to the Sun-Gazette , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

The American health care system has been criticized by patients and health care experts alike. Although it could be argued that premier health care institutions in the United States are among the finest in the world, American healthcare is challenged to provide coordinated, cost-effective care to many of its citizens. In fact, statistics compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development measuring the cost and quality of health care in seven leading economically developed countries in the world (Western Europe, Canada and the U.S.) consistently show that the costs in the U.S. are twice as much as the next most expensive country on the list and our quality ranks last.



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