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Single payer works.
Not in Canaduh where they are now PRIVATIZING, and not in Englieland
where patients die at the state's behest like Charlie Gard.
You will live longer in England - mortality rates are higher in the US
You brain damaged lying shitbag!
Post by Baxter
private system than in England's public system.
The "system" is BROKEN in Englieland, asshole - learn:
The NHS dental service is broken – and its rotten payment system is to blame
A rise in hospital tooth extractions for children in England and Wales
is alarming. But this is just one symptom of the growing crisis in NHS
As Simon Stevens makes his first major speech as CEO of NHS England, he
has a challenge to change a system that lets our most vulnerable people
down. With its’ approach comprised of too many disconnected services,
our health and care services are antiquated and no longer fit for
purpose. Too many people fall through the gaps, with current structures
and rules preventing flexibility, information sharing and coordination
of services. The towering hospitals of today, large in structure and
ambition might seem impressive from the outside. But, inside hospital
wards up and down the country, people really are often being failed
-often our most vulnerable, including the elderly and people with
dementia. Not through ill-will or bad intention, but because of outdated
structures, training and practices. All too often the universal NHS
services (and frequently the A&E admission) are being called on as a
response to failure in an underfunded social care system.
On Sept 6, 2015, the UK-based charity, Cancer Research UK (CRUK),
published two reports assessing imaging and endoscopy capacity in
England. The findings paint a bleak picture: demand for MRI and CT is
expected to increase by at least 9% per year, and use of endoscopy will
increase by 44% by 2020, but staffing, infrastructure, renewal of old
equipment, and financing is insufficient to meet these future demands.
And for those patients who do manage to receive a timely diagnosis,
access to the best treatments will also be limited: 43 medicines have
been removed this year from the controversial, politically motivated
Cancer Drugs Fund affecting 64 cancer indications. Paradoxically, the
delisting of these drugs affects only patients in England whilst they
remain available to patients in other parts of the UK. The so-called
postcode lottery to cancer care in the UK is clearly as widespread as
ever, despite the existence of the National Institute for Health and
Care Excellence (NICE), set up to specifically avoid such inequalities.
Is the UK's National Health Service (NHS) now fundamentally and
Cancer survival in the UK has historically lagged behind rates seen in
other high-income countries. For example, 5-year survival for lung
cancer is only 9·6% in the UK compared with 18·7% in the USA and 16·2%
in Germany. Equally, 5-year survival for another common malignancy,
colon cancer, is 53·8% in the UK with rates in the USA and Germany of
64·7% and 64·6%, respectively. Indeed, similar disparities exist across
all common cancers and, despite considerable efforts to rectify this
situation in the past 10 years, these wide survival gaps between the UK
and other high-income countries stubbornly persist. It is of little
surprise when the NHS is so woefully under-resourced and too poorly
organised to provide the world-class treatment patients in the UK
deserve. NICE recently issued new referral guidelines for General
Practitioners (family doctors) to help improve cancer outcomes by
recommending a lower referral threshold to diagnostic services for
patients with suspicious symptoms. We echo this recommendation in our
own Commission on the expanding role of primary care in cancer services,
published on Sept 30, 2015. If the NHS was a well-functioning and
well-resourced service, this strategy would undoubtedly help. However,
given the CRUK reports, it is likely that waiting lists to access
necessary diagnostic tests will simply grow ever longer along with
delays in communicating results—increasing patient anxiety and the
likelihood of even worse treatment outcomes.