Re: Could private top-up insurance help fund the NHS?
re those who advocate an Australian System:
it is two tier. If you pay you access excellent (sometimes overserviced) care
If you don't have $ then things are different. There is a lack of outpatient clinics for most specialities, there is no / little community Psychiatry provision. Death rates for some aboriginal communities are comparable to the third world. Meanwhile the private insurance companies profits are >$500 Million/ company / year.
The BMJ should report with hard evidence.
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