The OECD has published a report that shows that when it comes the money per head invested in health services the UK is one of the bigger spenders. Only 5 countries in the world spend more - US, Germany, France, japan and Austria.
However, when it comes to outcomes, despite this high expenditure we are way down in the rankings.
For example, on average OECD countries have 4.3 hospital beds for 1,000 people. The UK has 2.3., with only 5 below us. OECD has 38 members, so we are rank 33 out of 38. We have fewer MRI, CT and PET scanners and we also have some of the worst paid nurses.
Surely the time has come for a major review of how the health service is run in this country and why we get such poor outcomes from the money invested and with those in politics and the health service claiming it is underfunded.
It clearly is not under funded, just badly organised and run.
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