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NHS ranked ’number one’ health system

NHS ranked ’number one’ health system " The UK has one of the highest rates of avoidable deaths in western Europe , and tens of thousands of lives could be saved each year if NHS patients with serious conditions such as cancer were treated by social health insurance systems in neighbouring countries , such as Belgium and Germany.England’s Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: " These outstanding results are a testament to the dedication ofNHS staff , who despite pressure on the front line are delivering safer , more compassionate care than ever.The UK health service was praised for its safety , affordability and efficiency , but fared less well on outcomes such as preventing early death and cancer survival.These are external links and will open in a new windowThe NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries.‎ " Ranked the best healthcare system of 11 wealthy countries , the NHS has againshowed why it is the single thing that makes us most proud to be British. " " It is not just low-income earners who receive poor care , the NHS’s provision of care is equally poor for everybody , irrespective of incomeThe research by the Commonwealth Fund , a US think tank , looked at countries across the world , including the US , Canada , Australia , France and Germany.