So what are some of the facts regarding socialized medicine? Here are just a few facts as reported by an economic development company based in France that supports international trade. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD is a 300 million dollar plus company with business interests in 30 countries.
The OECD points out some differences between the socialized healthcare system of Great Britain and that of the United States.
Great Britain's heart attack fatality rate is 20% higher than the United States.
Great Britain only does 21.3% of the cardiac catheterizations per capita than we do in the US.
Great Britain's National Institute for Health ruled that two drugs shown to increase life in breast and stomach cancer couldn’t be used.
Mortality rate due to breast cancer in Great Britain: 46%. Mortality rate due to breast cancer in the US: 25%.
Mortality rate due to prostate cancer in the US is only 19%. In England it is 56%.
Here are a few other notables from other sources.
According to Scott Atlas of the Hoover Institution, British patients wait about twice as long as Americans — sometimes more than a year — to see a specialist, have elective surgery such as hip replacement or get radiation treatment for cancer.
The rate for Colorectal cancer is 40% higher in Britain than in the US. In the US we recommend people begin screening at age 50. In the UK they begin screening at age 75.
David Gratzer, a physician and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, notes that a clinical oncology study of British lung cancer treatment found that 20% "of potentially curable patients became incurable on the waiting list."
Yeah! Go Socialized Medicine!!!!
Taken from: Healthcare Here and Over There, Investor's Business Daily.http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=334968219359127