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    Even Adam Smith, the Scottish economist and father of market-based ideology, thought the state was "probably better" at health and education..

    The NHS United Kingdom is one of the most cost-effective health systems in the developed world, according to a study (pdf) published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

    The "surprising" findings show the NHS saving more lives for each pound spent as a proportion of national wealth than any other country apart from Ireland over 25 years. Among the 17 countries considered, the United States healthcare system was among the least efficient and effective.

    Researchers said that this contradicted assertions by the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, that the NHS needed competition and choice to become more efficient.

    "The government proposals to change the NHS are largely based on the idea that the NHS is less efficient and effective than other countries, especially the US," said Professor Colin Pritchard, of Bournemouth University, who analysed a quarter of a century's data from 1980.

    "The results question why we need a big set of health reform proposals ... The system works well. Look at the US and you can see where choice and competition gets you. Pretty dismal results.

    http://www.theguardian.com/...

    You Don't Happen To Make It. You Make It Happen !

    by jeffrey789 on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:33:58 PM PDT

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