General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?

General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?
 

Political parties are generally in agreement about one thing - that the NHS needs more money. But is money all it takes?
To answer this, it's helpful to look at whether the NHS is getting the best out of its existing budget - and how that compares with other countries.
Value for money There's no single way of measuring the efficiency of a health service, though various bodies have tried.
Bloomberg's annual healthcare efficiency index, for example, looks simply at spending on healthcare versus life expectancy.
Its latest report ranked 56 wealthy countries, based on 2015 data. It put the UK... read more

 
17 November 2019 in Health, Views: 10
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