“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 U.S. The results question why we need a big set of health reform proposals. ... The system works well. Look at the U.S. and you can see where choice and competition gets you. Pretty dismal results.” —Professor Colin Pritchard of Bournemouth University, in the
Guardian, on his study that found the United Kingdom’s National Health Service saved more lives over 25 years per amount spent as a proportion of national wealth than any other developed country
except Ireland. The U.S. was ranked among the least efficient.