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Funding crisis to lead to 34 million fewer appointments per year


I do understand the concerns about a slump in funding particularly paralleled by growing and ageing population, with increasing numbers of patients have multiple conditions. In the other hands, we know that healthcare spending is not linear function of healthcare levels of a Country. USA healthcare spending is 17.9% of the GDP, 53.1% of this coming from the Government as 22% of all spending. This is a lot, by any standard, but very few readers, if any, would say that USA has the best healthcare system in the World. What UK is currently spending in healthcare is significantly more than in Countries where people enjoy better general health and greater longevity than in the UK. It is time to reconsider where we should invest our money. I strongly believe that it would be worthwhile investing more in healthy lifestyle education starting for very young age. Children spend many hours at school. Healthcare education is as important, if not more important, than many other educational subjects. To date, prevention remains better than cure.

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25 Feb 2014

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