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“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.

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