Friday, May 25, 2007

NHS is top of the league!

Given the constant - and I believe - unfair criticism of the NHS I thought you might like to see a report published last week by the world renowned Commonwealth Fund based in New York.

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialised countries.

You can see a summary of the findings by clicking here

In a nutshell this report concludes the UK Health care system emerges as the top overall performer in terms of value for money in healthcare of 6 countries - Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, UK and US.

In fact the US is the worst performer on 4 of the 5 headings.

I am the first to admit our NHS has problems but it is encouraging to know we are top of the league.

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