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Old June 16th, 2014 #4
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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
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/11856.php

Currently there is already about 100,000 deaths per year as a result of this
http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/justice/hs.xsl/8677.htm

(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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t...tem-in-survey/



NHS 'most efficient healthcare system in the world'
http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2011/...ent-healthcare

Fraud could be costing US healthcare as much as $270 billion
http://www.economist.com/news/united...illion-swindle