Does UK lag behind other rich nations on health and care?

Posted: November 11th 2019


I think the answer to the above question, as witnessed by this article, is a resounding “YES”….

The UK has fewer doctors and nurses and poorer access to elderly long-term care than other rich nations, a study shows.

The OECD review also warned that many Brits were living unhealthy lives with high rates of drinking and obesity.

But it praised the "strong access" to health care delivered by the NHS, saying there were low levels of inequality compared to other countries.

Spending at 9.8% of GDP - a measure of the size of the economy - was above the 8.8% average for the 36 nations.

The review - carried out every two years - looks at the performance and characteristics of the wealthiest nations across all continents.