A new report compiled to mark the 70th birthday of the U.K. National Health Service says the health system is failing to treat most common causes of death, according to pharmaphorum.
The report from Nuffield Trust, Health Foundation, Institute for Fiscal Studies and The King’s Fund suggests the health organization performs “worse than average” at treating eight of the 12 most common causes of death, “including deaths within 30 days of having a heart attack, and within five years of being diagnosed with breast cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer and lung cancer.”
“(The NHS) is the third-poorest performer compared to the 18 developed countries on the overall rate at which people die when successful medical care could have saved their lives,” the report states.
The BBC asked the partnership to analyze five key topics on the overall strengths and weaknesses of the health care service, social care, funding, public expectations and technology’s potential to change the outlook.
To read more on the report on The King Fund’s website, click here.