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UK research reveals poor performance of National Health Service:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A report by the UK Institute of Economic Affairs has criticised the country's National Health Service (NHS) as being one of the worst in the developed world with virtually the lowest cancer and heart disease survival rates in Europe. The problem, say the co-authors David Green and Laura Casper, is caused by the UK's low healthcare expenditure with the country spending only 6.9% of GDP on healthcare compared with Germany which spends 10.7% and France which spends 9.6%. This results in shortages in medical equipment, drugs and human resources throughout the NHS, says the report.

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