The NHS is certainly the best loved and most approved health care system, but it’s also the most efficient – or at least it was.
A 2012 report produced by the Commonwealth Fund underlined both.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation supporting independent research on health care issues. Its report showed the highest approval ratings for the NHS. Asked whether they felt the need for change, 62% of people felt it needed only the most minor changes. Only 3 % felt it needed fundamental change.
But the Commonwealth Fund’s survey of 15 health care systems – Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, USA – also found that the NHS outperformed most other systems on a range of indicators, and outperformed all when these indicators were taken together. [p 8].
Another report, in 2011, came to similar conclusions.
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