The Commonwealth Fund compares health systems. Unreality of MPs. ..

Dr Alan Ruddiman in Canada, compares different countries/systems in their overall ranking with statistics provided by the Commonwealth Fund. Readers should remember that while doctors care for patients as individuals, governments care for populations. This is why Communities make “emotionally based” decisions to provide expensive equipment which may  never be used. (such as Cardiac Defibrillators) Government and Public Health doctors would rightly find other priorities.. Decommissioning is so hard without any serious debate…

@awruddiman Feb 26

As we seek much needed transformation in Canada’s health care system, lets use evidence to drive the change.

The unreality of MPs, particularly those in opposition, is exposed by the James Reed in the Yorkshire Post reporting 1st March 2017. “Rachael Maskell: York MP calls for minister to intervene over NHS ‘rationing’
The MPs website is all very well and virtuous. Until she admits that some goods and services cannot be provided she is part of the problem, rather than the solution she pretends to provide. Her behaviour is dishonest and disingenuous. When we look at the entrails of the UK health services in the post mortems, this sort of denial is part of the “cause of death”.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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