How the NHS measures up

Delamothe, Tony
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/28/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7659, p1469
Academic Journal
The article evaluates the British National Health Service (NHS) in terms of patient satisfaction and in comparison to health services in other countries. The author notes government surveys which indicate that a majority of British citizens are satisfied with the level of care offered by the NHS but notes a high number of citizens believe the NHS requires significant reforms. He notes the use of specific morality rates, quality of life and access to medical care as criteria for the evaluation of healthcare systems globally. He notes a study by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation, that rated Great Britain as having the best healthcare system in the world.


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