Tuesday, May 09, 2006

U.S. has second worst newborn death rate in modern world, report says

Research: 2 million babies die in first 24 hours each year worldwide

(CNN) -- An estimated 2 million babies die within their first 24 hours each year worldwide and the United States has the second worst newborn mortality rate in the developed world, according to a new report.

"Uh, Mr. President? I thought you said we have the best health care in the world?"

"We need to apply 21st-century information technology to the health care field. We need to have our medical records put on the I.T."—Collinsville, Ill., Jan. 5, 2005

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