How dare they? How damn dare they?
Tell everyone that the NHS is not very good at preventing mortality amenable to health care?
There is no evidence for this, envy of the world it is!
2003 report in the British Medical Journal. The NHS comes 18 th out of 19 systems studied in the prevention of mortality amenable to health care.
How dare those tax dodging bastards tell the truth!
A summary of the key findings are provided below:
- During 2000-2004, there were 34,000 deaths in Scotland (around 6,800 per annum) categorised as amenable to health care, representing approximately 10% of all deaths annually.
- Ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, malignant neoplasm of colon and rectum, malignant neoplasm of breast, and pneumonia accounted for the largest numbers of amenable deaths, and caused 82% of all amenable deaths in Scotland during the 5-year period.
- Greater Glasgow NHS Board has the highest age and sex standardised amenable mortality rates for both males and females, with significantly high standardised rates also observed for Argyll and Clyde and Lanarkshire.
- The overall standardised death rate for amenable mortality in Scotland was 123.6 per 100,000 population compared to 130.0 for the UK.
Tax dodging bastards!