Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Statistics of Socialized Medicine

Some fascinating statistics on Fred Thompson's website from the United Nations International Health Organization comparing the health care system in the U.S. to the socialized health care system in England:

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65%
England 46%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within 6 months:
US 93%
England 15%

Percentage of seniors needing a hip replacement who received it within 6 months:
US 90%
England 15%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
US 77%
England 40%

Number of MRI scanners per million people:
US 71
England 14

Number of seniors with low income who say they are in excellent health:
US 12%
England 2%

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