The US does not have a model for a successful health service

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I thought this tweet by Clive Peedell worth sharing:

Clive is Co-founder of the NHAparty. He is an NHS consultant clinical oncologist with interest in lung & prostate cancer and other related issues. He also has a pretty good brain for economics.

This critical slide he was sharing was, perhaps, this one:

I haven't done the weighted averages on the data, although it would be easy to do. The simple facts stand out. After five years most people who have cancer in the USA are alive. In fact, overall it looks like there might be a near nine in ten chance of that.

And the associated cost is a 40% chance of bankruptcy.

That is no way to run a health service.

And yet this is the model those in office in the UK aspire to.

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