The scaremongering about the relatively low UK breat cancer survival rates in the health reform debate is irresponsible and dishonest cherry picking. Worse, the false impressions created thereby may lead the US to adopt unwise policies. The UK’s relatively low breast cancer survival rates are probably due to its late adoption of widespread, aggressive and early screening. But many of the conservatives’ market driven proposals may lead to a drop in screening rates and early detection in the US. Leading us to…. relatively low UK survival rates.
|By: wesgpc Sunday August 16, 2009 10:17 pm|
|By: Friday August 14, 2009 3:27 pm|
That’s the title of a study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association. The study attempted to determine whether the “considerably greater” US health expenditure of US$5274 per capita vs the UK percapita expenditure of US$ 2164 resulted in a better health outcome for Americans.
Not even slightly surprisingly it doesn’t. It’s bad, shockingly bad. How Bad? This bad:
The top of your American society is as unhealthy as the bottom of their British one.