Little John wrote:V, do you need me to show you the actual numbers in black and white?
On pretty much any health measure you care to mention, the NHS significantly outperforms the US health care system. Both in terms of average cost and average health outcomes.
But then, in fact, that is not saying very much since the US lies behind most other Western countries in terms of average health outcome and average healthcare cost per capita.
As an American, you have been brainwashed on this, as with so many, many other issues.
I don't propose that the UK should adopt the US system. It has many troubles and the cost is outrageous. I am merely suggesting that in a post Brexit world you Brits should be able to come to the US for say cancer treatment where time is of the essence and outcome rates better.
As to the numbers a quick search shows this about MRIs.
https://www.rcr.ac.uk/posts/nhs-must-do ... ng-experts
We know the UK's MRI capacity is stretched compared to other countries. The UK has 6.1 MRI systems per million people, fewer than countries including Estonia and Slovenia. By comparison, the US has 38.1 scanners per million and Germany has 30.53.May 10, 2017
And elsewhere I find:
The UK has fewer doctors, nurses and hospital beds than the OECD average.
As to the cost it is true that the UK spends about half as much per capita as the US and has a slightly higher life expectancy. However if you are receiving a quarter of the healthcare services your cost per unit of healthcare (a hard thing to measure) is probably higher. Also the lower expected lifespan in the US including higher infant mortality can be explained by the higher drug use in the US and the violence it creates along with higher tobacco use and obesity which the US with more disposable income per capita indulges itself with.
We could go on with this but it would be better in a healthcare thread separate from Brexit.
In the meantime Best of luck to all of you with your new government.