August 24, 2007

The NHS sucks

The NHS has some of the worst cancer survival rates of anybody in Europe, the only country with comparable rates are the ex-communist countries in Eastern Europe who spend far less than the UK does. It also has the worst outcome for stroke victims in western Europe, despite spending as much or more than the rest of western Europe. It isn't the money, we spend at a rate comparable to other western states however the NHS transforms this into results that are comparable to the much poorer ex-communist states. The unique centralised and state controlled structures of the NHS have lead to uniquely bad outcomes, and it isn't going to improve until these structures are changed.


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