The New England Journal of Medicine has published a study, The Quality of Health Care Delivered to Adults in the United States, looking at the quality of health care delivered in the United States. The RAND study revealed that only about 50% of the time did patients receive the level of properly recommended care. Further, the negligent level of care was found to pose serious threats to the health of the American public.
The lies about frivolous lawsuits are detailed in Washington Post's A Little Snag in Those Frivolous Suits: U.S. News's Examples Were 'Myths'. Bravo to Howard Kurtz, a Washington Post Staff Writer.