Wednesday 18 June 2014

Audis In The Car-Park

A report out today says the NHS is the best healthcare system in the world - see the story here.

Which NHS? But perhaps in this context that is a detail. The same study suggests the US's system is the worst: a ridiculous contention - there is plenty to criticise in the American system but on a large number of measures (especially in the development of modern treatments) it is clearly out in front.

Before the NHS Confederation (the "trade union" of senior execs and non-execs whose leather-upholstered saloons crowd the car-parks of NHS HQs up and down the land) gets too complacently self-satisfied they should note the small print in the report which says that "the only serious black mark against the NHS was its poor record on keeping people alive".

"A small matter! Where did I park my Audi?"