INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS=the #nhs

International comparisons

  • In comparison with the healthcare systems of six other countries (Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and USA) the NHS was found to the second most impressive overall by the Commonwealth Fund in 2010.
  • The NHS was rated as the best system in terms of efficiency, effective care and cost-related problems. It was also ranked second for equity and safe care.
  • However in the categories of long healthy and productive lives (6th) and patient-centred care (7th) the NHS fared less well. 
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