Did you hear of this on the BBC this morning?… I must have missed the enormous fanfare announcing the good news:
NHS pushes UK’s healthcare to top of the league table out of 11 western countries, with US coming last
Britain’s healthcare has been lauded as the best out of 11 of the world’s wealthiest countries, following a far-reaching study by a US-based foundation.
In a report entitled “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,” the quality, efficiency, cost and performance of the US health system was compared to Canada and nine other countries in Europe and Australasia.
Conducted by The Commonwealth Fund, the report ranks the UK first overall, scoring it highly for its quality of care, efficiency and low cost at the point of service, with Switzerland coming an overall second.
The US came last, as it has done in four other editions of “Mirror, Mirror” since 2004.
Looking hard on the website…but can’t find a report.
If the NHS had been last pretty certain that would have been headlining and Derbyshire et al investigating the ‘issues’ at length.