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Childhood Mortality Rates Improve, But U.S. Falls Further Behind

A new study of worldwide childhood and infant mortality rates contains both good and bad news about a major measure of the quality of the U.S. healthcare system. On the one hand, mortality rates for children under 5 continue to drop steadily. But the improvement doesn't negate the fact that the United States has fallen further behind other wealthy nations in childhood mortality rate comparisons.
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