The BBC is still ignoring this:
NHS means British healthcare rated top out of 11 western countries, with US coming last
NHS is the world’s best healthcare system, report says
Britain’s NHS is the world’s best health-care system, says report
Hate the NHS? Well, apparently Britain now has the BEST healthcare system in the world
One thing to note is the level of funding…..the UK’s being one of the lowest whilst being top for quality of care and efficiency, the US has the highest budget….and yet the US is the most inefficient, and only 5th for quality of care.
Nothing from the BBC…oh hang on…in June 2010 they did report this from the Commonwealth Fund:
UK health system is top on ‘efficiency’, says report
Why might they do that a month after Labour have been booted out of office? Could it be they hope a bit of credit might go Labour’s way….Labour’s Andy Burnham seemed to think so in 2009 in reaction to a Commonwealth Fund report:
“This is fantastic news for the NHS and a worthy recognition of the professionalism of NHS staff, but it also shows the danger that the Tories’ ill-judged policies pose to patients.
“It is Labour that has put the NHS in the strong position the Commonwealth Fund shows it is in today.
“The experts’ judgement is telling – Labour NHS policies are working. The Tories’ policies would put patients at risk.”
Why report the very same thing in 2010 but not now?
Guess the BBC isn’t too keen to let the public see that the NHS is thriving under the Tories…sorry, the Coalition.
Instead of trumpeting the fact that the NHS may well be the best health service in the world the BBC has concentrated on this negative story all day in detail:
Curious editorial decision as to what to report and what not to report.
Guess there must be an election coming.