Yeah there's malpractice, but the OP article doesn't prove that this malpractice in the NHS is a result of the NHS being run mainly by the government. Large parts of our NHS nowadays is actually run by the private sector.
Here are some other statistics.
In 2000-2002, which is close to the year 2004, almost 200,000 died in the US per year because of medical errors
Currently there is already about 100,000 deaths per year as a result of this
(most recent study) U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system... The United Kingdom, which spends just $3,405 per person on health care, placed first overall in the comparison of 11 nations
NHS 'most efficient healthcare system in the world'
Fraud could be costing US healthcare as much as $270 billion