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UK lags behind other countries on cancer survival but outperforms on low antibiotic prescribing, report finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 03 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3618
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The United Kingdom lags behind most other high income countries in several measures of healthcare, including preventable admissions to hospital, cancer survival, and mortality from heart attacks and strokes, says a new report by the think tanks the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation.1

However, the UK’s performance has improved on almost every measure since 2000, and it does better than other countries in achieving high rates of flu vaccination and lower rates of prescribing of antibiotics.

The report …

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