Oh, and the NHS is the WORLDS 5th largest employer at 1.7 million staff.
You say that like it's a good thing.
In answer to the OP question unless there is evidence from other countries to suggest it is then the answer is no, in spite of any clouded personal beliefs to the contrary.
If in the Staffs episode the NHS was a business heads would be rolling, there would be charges of corporate manslaughter and accusations of profiteering before care.
As it's the NHS there is none of this. It's bumped off the main page of the BBC site the next day. Compare with the banking crisis, phone hacking or any other recent scandal (with a combined total of zero people dead btw).
It's expensive, massively bureaucratic, doesn't provide 'the best' care and is seemingly run for the employees rather than the patients. Why would that be the envy of the world?
I realise I'll be in a minority of around one but I think more private provision should be introduced, along with some form of insurance. Incrementally obviously, so the masses won't notice.
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