A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting statistics
from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization. Read them then ask yourself where you want to live under each of these conditions. For me the answer is obvious.
Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in “excellent health”:
And now for the last statistic:
Has National Health Insurance?
If one understands the principles of business then it is from statistical evidence such as these that one can understand the reason for higher health care costs in the U.S.A as opposed to the Canadian or English System. I guess you could say that the principle “you get what you pay for” is an applicable principle even on the issue of health.