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RAND study — Doctors provide appropriate health care only about half the time
Screen shot of a bar chart showing the percentage of time appropriate health care is given for certain conditions. The data is as follows:
Alcohol dependence: 11%
Hip fracture: 23%
Peptic ulcer: 33%
Low back pain: 69%
Prenatal care: 73%
Breast cancer: 76%
E. McGlynn, S. Asch, J. Adams, et al., The Quality of Health Care Delivered to Adults in the United States, N Engl J Med, 2003.