Analysis Of The Documentary Sick Around The World

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After watching the documentary sick around the world, and reading the International Profiles of Healthcare Systems for Japan and England; it is clear to me that both countries have extremely successful ways of managing health care. The two countries have advantages, disadvantages, and different tradeoffs. These highly developed nations take cost and health care management tremendously seriously. But which one is preferable? Let's begin with England's Health care system, also known as the NHS is run by three branches of their government: Parliament, the Secretary of State for Health, and the Department of Health. These three branches have many subdivisions under them. For the people that choose the public sector of health care there are…show more content…
CEO of the Whittington Hospital, David Sloman claims that 90% of people that use the NHS think it is “excellent.” People prefer their Doctors to be government paid employees because then there is no reason that they would charge or hike up prices. Considering the fact that the doctors would get the same salary no matter what happens to prices. The truth is doctors only get paid more for keeping their patients healthy. England is ranked 37th in the world in quality and fairness. The reason they keep their quality, so high is due to the market system they introduced into the healthcare system. The fact that Citizens can pick out which hospital they would like to go to force hospitals to see patients more quickly, and keep the environment in tip top shape. If a hospital were to not bring in as many people they would ultimately lose government funding. The overall cost of England's health care is about 8% of GDP. England has to stay under budget each year because they are held to a Global Budget standard. The biggest tradeoff for receiving this type of healthcare at such a cheap rate is that you sometimes have to wait longer to see a specialist. If someone in England needed a hip replacement, they could be waiting as long as 7 months. This is why more affluent families lean towards the privatized sector of health care. The gap for wait time is getting smaller for most specialists. However, because the vast majority of the
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