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Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph on the current NHS ‘crisis’.

In his article Kristian argues that describing the NHS as ‘in crisis’ is nothing new and is certainly not ‘unprecedented’. A&E standards are not the only, or even the main area in which the NHS is failing. It is lagging behind the health systems of most comparable countries on a wide range of measures. Funding levels can only go so far in explaining why the NHS is failing – it is a health system like any other and should be judged on its outcomes. Since it falls short of the outcomes delivered by other systems, we should be looking at what these systems do differently.

Read the full article here.