NHS reform would save lives

IEA research referenced in The Spectator

IEA research on the impact that NHS reform would have on the number of lives saved each year due to various illnesses has been referenced by Kate Andrews in The Spectator.

Kate uses the IEA’s findings to highlight the importance of bringing debate around the efficacy of NHS to the fore.

“Five years ago, the Institute of Economic Affairs ran the figures. Were UK patients with lung, breast, prostate and bowel cancers treated under the German system instead, 12,000 lives would be saved every year. Under Belgium’s system, 14,000 lives. For stroke patients, roughly 3,000 more would survive if they lived in Switzerland. Decades of experience across the world suggest that patients tend to fare better under hybrid systems”

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