Uwe E. Reinhardt: Debating Doctors’ Compensation – NYTimes.com

English: David Cameron is a British politician...

English: David Cameron is a British politician, Leader of the Conservative Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent article published in the NYT. It’s strongly recommended reading. Check it out!

Uwe E. Reinhardt: Debating Doctors’ Compensation – NYTimes.com.

Personally, I am impressed with the transparency of data on doctors’ incomes in the US.

Although David Cameron‘s UK Government has promised greater transparency of data, I question why we do not see comparable data in the UK?

Is David Cameron embarrassed how much doctors earn in the UK?

Why can’t we have a public debate on doctors’ compensation in the UK?

Any thoughts or possible answers to my questions?

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Uwe E. Reinhardt: U.S. Health Care Prices Are the Elephant in the Room – NYTimes.com

English: Extract from the text of the original...

English: Extract from the text of the original document: “figure shows the fraction of gross domestic product (GDP) devoted to health care in a number of developed countries in 2006. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United States spent 15.3 percent of its GDP on health care in 2006. The next highest country was Switzerland, with 11.3 percent. In most other high-income countries, the share was less than 10 percent.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: U.S. Health Insurance Status (Under 65)

English: U.S. Health Insurance Status (Under 65) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an interesting article & well worth a read. Check it out!

via Uwe E. Reinhardt: U.S. Health Care Prices Are the Elephant in the Room – NYTimes.com.

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