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A Known Fact About Government-run Healthcare: It Lowers Quality

03.04.2010 (11:26 pm) – Filed under: Health ::

Writing about Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi’s miraculous recovery since being released from a Scottish prison, Abe Greenwald notes:

Take a look at cancer-survival rates under the British medical system we’re now tenaciously emulating in the U.S.

From the Concord study published in 2008 in Lancet Oncology: The five-year survival rate for breast cancer in the U.S. is roughly 84%. In the U.K., it is around 70%. Overall survival rates from all cancers in males is 66% in the U.S., 45% in the U.K. For prostate cancer specifically, the rather astounding numbers are 92% in the U.S. versus 51% in the U.K. [emphasis added]

In the UK, nearly half of all prostate cancer is terminal. In the U.S., nearly all cases are survivable.

Anyone else see this as a problem?

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