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UK ‘lagging behind other nations on key health issues’

3rd July 2015

A new report has raised concerns over the performance of the NHS of numerous key metrics compared to health systems in other countries.

Published by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, the study shows that the UK's performance has improved on almost every measure since the start of the millennium, but that it still lags behind most other countries in several areas of care.

Analysing 27 care quality indicators in up to 15 OECD countries since 2000, it was shown that the UK has higher rates of preventable hospital admissions, lower cancer survival and higher mortality rates from heart attacks and strokes than its international counterparts.

For example, it was noted that between 2007 and 2012, 82 percent of UK women survived over five years for breast cancer, compared to 87.4 percent in Sweden.

Nigel Edwards, Nuffield Trust chief executive, said: "We enter the new parliament with a mountain to climb in reducing preventable hospital admissions and improving survival from common killer diseases, all at a time of continuing austerity affecting public services."ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801793361-ADNFCR

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