17,000 Deaths Each Year Due To Poor NHS Performance

A study has shown that over 17,000 deaths each year are attributable to poor performance in the NHS.

The Taxpayers Alliance analysed death rates from treatable conditions in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Germany.

The death rate in the United Kingdom for those conditions was the highest of the countries studied, with 136 deaths per 100,000,  which compared starkly with the death rate in France of 91.1.  The average death rate for France, Germany and Spain was 106.6, which was 28.7 lower than the death rate for the same conditions in the United Kingdom.

What this means is that for every 100,000 of the population, each year 28 people who would have survived in France, Spain or Germany will die in the UK.  With a population of 60 million people, this means that there are 17,157 extra deaths each year because of poor NHS performance.

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Posted 18th January 2008 | Posted in News,Uncategorised