International HealthCare


NHS breaches target for hospital waits

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:22 pm By admin in International HealthCare

By Nicholas Timmins, FT, Public Policy Editor Andrew Lansley’s bad week got no better on Thursday as data showed that the National Health Service in England has breached a pledge that no patient need wait more than 18 weeks for hospital admission, for the first time since the coalition government was elected. In February 89.8 […]

From the Stockholm-Network of Think-Tanks

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:21 pm By admin in International HealthCare

The Stockholm Network is the leading pan-European think tank and market oriented network. HEALTH OF THE NATION – UNITED KINGDOM This new section of Gesundheit! explores individual healthcare systems throughout Europe and analyses the landscape for reform. It begins by looking at the United Kingdom and assesses the National Health Service in light of radical […]

Putin, Chavez and Castro come out for Obama

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:19 pm By admin in International HealthCare

By Todd Beamon Three world leaders known for their anti-American views are endorsing President Barack Obama’s re-election, Fox News reports. Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, the socialist-leaning leader who won a fourth term this month, reportedly said that Obama was a “good guy.” Meanwhile, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, Mariela Castro, in June told […]

Singapore’s Health Care System

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:18 pm By admin in International HealthCare

A new study shows that Singapore’s health-care system places first when compared with the health-care systems of seven other countries. Canadian health economist Cynthia Ramsay ranked the health-care systems of Singapore, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and South Africa. The study uses an index similar to the United Nations Human […]

Americans have more medical rights than Canadian

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:17 pm By admin in International HealthCare

For a while one could maintain that Americans had more rights in the Canadian health care system than Canadians did. More recently, American members of Toronto professional sports teams were paying for care at Ontario hospitals, jumping the queue by paying for care. A new law outlaws this practice as well. One could even argue that […]

NHS – The NMS – A new way to obtain new medications?

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:15 pm By admin in International HealthCare

Q&A about the New Medicine Service (NMS) If you are prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a free scheme called the New Medicine Service (NMS). People often have problems when they start a […]

Compared to American Health Care

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:12 pm By admin in International HealthCare

Surprising Facts about American Health Care Brief Analyses | Health | NCPA | No. 649 | Tuesday, March 24, 2009 by Scott Atlas Medical care in the United States is derided as miserable compared to health care systems in the rest of the developed world.  Economists, government officials, insurers and academics alike are beating the drum for […]