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My prediction for the coming decade? More of the same

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Whilst I agree that a lot of money is wasted on pointless initiatives not to mention PFI/tendering etc I'm not quite sure how Christopher Ho envisages a "tailed back NHS". Is it one where those that can afford it get decent healthcare whilst those that can't get something very basic? Like the USA, which spends almost twice a much of GDP on healthcare as the UK? Where medical bills are reported to be the number one cause of bankruptcies. The OECD has compiled data on dozens of outcomes and process measures. Across a number of these measures, the U.S. lags behind similarly wealthy OECD countries (those that are similarly large and wealthy based on GDP and GDP per capita). In some cases, such as the rates of all-cause mortality, premature death, death amenable to healthcare, and disease burden, the U.S. is also not improving as quickly as other countries, which means the gap is growing.

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21 Dec 2019

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1:34pm

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