Snippa tells us:
The simple facts stand out. After five years most people who have cancer in the USA are alive. In fact, overall it looks like there might be a near nine in ten chance of that.
And the associated cost is a 40% chance of bankruptcy.
That is no way to run a health service.
And yet this is the model those in office in the UK aspire to.
So, 90% 5 year survival rate.
In the NHS?
The UK government said other data showed that one-year survival rates in England, for all types of cancer, were at a record high.
One-year survival has increased from 62% in 2001 to 72.8% in 2016.
The one year NHS survival rate is nearly 20 percentage points lower than the American 5 year one?
Might we not say that the NHS isn’t the health care model to aspire to?