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The Americans spend twice as much as we do (ppercentage of GDP), but on average we live two years longer than they do...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-brutal-truth-about-americarsquos-healthcare-1772580.html

Only a right-wing loony would think the US has a better health-care system than those in Western European countires (who only spend half as much).

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Only a right-wing loony would think the US has a better health-care system than those in Western European countires (who only spend half as much).

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Other "interesting" correlations"...

Public spending on healthcare (% of total spending on healthcare)

US 45%

UK 82%

Health spending per head

US $7,290

UK $2,992

Practising physicians (per 1,000 people)

US 2.4

UK 2.5

Nurses (per 1,000 people)

US 10.6

UK 10.0

Acute care hospital beds (per 1,000 people)

US 2.7

UK 2.6

Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)

US 6.7

UK 4.8

Even with its faults, i'd have the NHS over Amercan health care..

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Other "interesting" correlations"...

Public spending on healthcare (% of total spending on healthcare)

US 45%

UK 82%

Health spending per head

US $7,290

UK $2,992

Practising physicians (per 1,000 people)

US 2.4

UK 2.5

Nurses (per 1,000 people)

US 10.6

UK 10.0

Acute care hospital beds (per 1,000 people)

US 2.7

UK 2.6

Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)

US 6.7

UK 4.8

Even with its faults, i'd have the NHS over Amercan health care..

You are comparing apples to oranges. First off look up "tort reform" that will go a long way to explaining the high cost figures for USA. The populations are also widely different to UK. There are very remote areas often populated by indigenous people who simply don't have access to city style health care. It is a giant leap to say that infant mortality is linked to the standard of health care. It might have a lot more to do with the simple remoteness of some communities.

I still wonder why the rush to promote your own system or to criticize the American one. You can't really compare them at all and I don't understand your desire to "prove" something. If you don't live there why are you denigrating it. If most of the people who do live there think your system stinks why do you care? Their health care system is their business and it is up to them to change it if they don't like it.

Are you quite sure that criticizing others is not just a way of hiding your own faults?

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  • 224 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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