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Subject: Re: PD: Health Care System Needs to be Fixed Date: 10/12/2012 3:40 PM
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Philip Musgrove, the editor-in-chief of the WHO report that accompanied the rankings, calls the figures that resulted from this step "so many made-up numbers," and the result a "nonsense ranking." Dr. Musgrove, an economist who is now deputy editor of the journal Health Affairs, says he was hired to edit the report's text but didn't fully understand the methodology until after the report was released. After he left the WHO, he wrote an article in 2003 for the medical journal Lancet criticizing the rankings as "meaningless."

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A WHO spokesman says the organization has no plans to update the rankings, and adds, "We would not consider it current."

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