Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Starfield1
mentions that Japanese citizens have the highest rate of longevity in the
world, but I have found that the quality of care in Japan is questionable.
True, Japan may have more magnetic resonance imaging scanners than any other
country, but there is no convincing evidence this high-tech "toy" is used
in a cost-effective manner.
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