This is excellent, must-read article by Siemens Healthcare. Check it out!
The article looks at case studies comparing the US, Sweden and Germany.
My mind switched to the UK’s public healthcare system, the National Health Service (NHS). After WWII, the NHS was proudly the gold-standard for public healthcare. However, decades of stakeholder rivalry, political meddling and conflicting advice from big consulting firms has brought the UK’s NHS to it’s knees. With one of the worst records for cancer treatment in advanced countries, the NHS is now cancer ridden too.
UK public healthcare needs to abandon the NHS and adapt a new design from the World’s best practice. In this regard, it looks like best practice is based upon value-based healthcare delivery. Sadly, the UK is trapped in a cost-plus delivery time warp.