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The NHS through American eyes

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7276.1545 (Published 23 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1545

Why compare UK and USA?

In this editorial the comparison is made between two flawed systems.
The WHO study that places the UK at number 18 also has the top 5 systems.
My (probably flawed) recollection was that France came top of the poll. It
would be helpful to make comparisons with the system that delivers the
best outcomes.

Competing interests: No competing interests

29 December 2000
Pawan Randev
GP
Measham