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Medicare Improving

NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports on a new study of Medicare patients that shows elderly patients are getting better care than they did just three years ago. On a wide range of measures, those enrolled in Medicare showed significant improvement -- everything from getting the right treatment after a heart attack to getting pneumonia and flu vaccines.

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Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.