The BMJ 2015;351:h3618
The United Kingdom lags behind most other high income countries in several measures of healthcare, including preventable admissions to hospital, cancer survival, and mortality from heart attacks and strokes, says a new report by the think tanks the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation.1
However, the UK’s performance has improved on almost every measure since 2000, and it does better than other countries in achieving high rates of flu vaccination and lower rates of prescribing of antibiotics.
The report was based on an analysis of 27 healthcare quality indicators between 2000 and 2013 across four sectors: primary care, acute care, care of patients with cancer, and mental healthcare. The report compared 15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and the UK.
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