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UK patients twice as likely to die after heart failure as those in Japan, says research


Japanese patients have to contribute between 10-30% of medical insurance to their health care with costs fixed by the government. they visit their doctor on average 13 x year, smoking rates are 19% but decreasing, they utilise mri and cat scans more . pay costs for hospitals are fixed so accessing emergency care can be difficult and pts may be turned away due to this, once in hospital stays are longer and FU appts are routine post discharge. there is a big problem with over use of the healthcare system by patients with minor illness including the use of ambulance services. life expectancy is the highest in the world. patients are more likely to be compliant with medical care due to cultural differences. GP services are not to the same level as in the uk. patients are far more ill when admitted to a uk hospital. you are not comparing to similar systems but two very different ones.

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13 Sep 2018

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