Survivors more common in America
Posted by Mac in health 14 years ago
In "Die in Britain, survive in U.S.," the cover article of the February 2005 issue of The Spectator, a British magazine, James Bartholomew details the downside of Britain's universal health care system.  
 
Among women with breast cancer, for example, there's a 46 percent chance of dying from it in Britain, versus a 25 percent chance in the United States. "Britain has one of worst survival rates in the advanced world," writes Bartholomew, "and America has the best."  
 
If you're a man diagnosed with prostate cancer, you have a 57 percent chance of it killing you in Britain. In the United States, the chance of dying drops to 19 percent. Again, reports Bartholomew, "Britain is at the bottom of the class and America is at the top."
More excerpts
kingskyprawn: More excerpts from the same study here. Too bad the orginal requires a free registration - but if that doesn't bother you, here's the link to the original article:  
 
http://www.spectator.co.uk/article_archive.php?issue=2005-02-12&id=5669