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Study: U.S. Veterans Care Beats Managed Care in Diabetes

Mon Aug 16, 2004 07:03 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Veterans with diabetes get better care under the Department of Veterans Affairs system than some patients using managed care, U.S. researchers reported on Monday and suggested nationalized health care can work well.
The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, shows VA patients got the recommended care more often.

The study suggests that nationalized health care can work, the team at the University of Michigan and University of California said.

"A nationally funded health care system can provide excellent quality of care," Dr. Eve Kerr, of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, said in a statement.

Article from Reuters