Monday, November 15, 2010

Statistics From United Nations International Health Organization


It seems there is a serious discrepancy being bandied about by our health reformers.  In this report from the U.N.I.H.O. their proclamations about quality and availability of health care in the United State do not match these statistics

A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting
statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71
England 14
Canada 18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in “excellent health”:
U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want “Universal Healthcare” comparable
England or Canada .

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Some criticism may be valid as to the origins of these figures. (see commentary)

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