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What the U.S. Medical System Can Learn From Estonia

Americans waste time and money filling out paperwork and repeating tests in the doctor’s office. A small Baltic nation has found a better way.
Source: Ints Kalnins / Reuters

The scene: a doctor’s office. You: frustrated, on your lunch break from work, just wanting to get in and get out. It’s probably not your first visit to that provider. It might not even be your second or third. And yet there you are, filling out byzantine papers attached to

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