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Great data graphic on the failings of profit-driven healthcare

A timely data graphic by MedicalTranscription.net documents the dire consequences for the people of the United States of mixing business and health.

A couple of years ago I posted an article here about American conservatives smearing the NHS. We also know that many on the right of the Conservative Party hate the NHS and would like it replaced by a US-style system.

As Andrew Lansley gets on with turning the NHS into a profit-driven health market, a timely data graphic by MedicalTranscription.net documents the dire consequences for the people of the United States of mixing business and health.

My favourite snippet: Duke University Hospital has 900 beds and 1,300 billing clerks.

Data graphic documenting wastage on administration in the US health care system

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