Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Health Stats: Comparing US to Universal Healthcare

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis: 

            U.S.                    65%
            England               46%
            Canada                42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
            U.S.                      93%
            England                15%
            Canada                43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
            U.S.                      90%
            England                15%
            Canada                43%
Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
            U.S.                      77%
            England                40%
            Canada                43%
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
            U.S.                      71
            England                14
            Canada                18
Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
            U.S.                    12%
            England                2%
            Canada                6%
            And now for the last statistic:
            National Health Insurance?
            U.S.                   NO
            England              YES
            Canada              YES

*statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization; published by Investors Business Daily.

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