|Topic:||Re:Re:Imperial CEO does U-turn and refuses McKinsey trip to USA|
|Posted by:||Una Hodgkins|
|Is Chris Martin not aware of the reports by the Commonwealth Fund, a US health "think tank", where the UK's NHS comes out top year after year? This is the report for 2014:|
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2014/jun/mirror-mirror: "Mirror, mirror on the wall: 2014 update: how the US health care system compares internationally"
The report analyses the health service for the population as a whole in 12 advanced nations on the following criteria: quality (including effective care), access, efficiency (of spending), equity and healthy lives. The UK came out on top, followed by Switzerland. France is at no 9. All the figures relate to 2012/2013, the latest year for full international comparison. It remains to be seen what the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (which imposed a duty on CCGs to consider "any qualified provider" - many private providers vs one NHS body - to bid for NHS contracts) will have on the system.
No one disputes that outcomes for strokes, major surgery and cardiac cases are better if they are treated by specialists carrying out such treatment day in, day out. This was not "discovered" by McKinsey. Twenty years ago outcomes for hip and knee operations improved steadily as only specialists carried them out. It is not "rocket science"!
McKinsey are better known for obtaining consultancy work on any and all public services where the Government wishes to reduce its spending. McKinsey advised John Major on privatising British Rail. Was that a startling success? Opinions differ.
The Mail on Sunday drew together facts about the revolving doors between private health providers and Government (Andrew Lansley), doors opened by McKinsey, in an article in February 2012:
"Managed care" is called "Cadillac care" in the US because it is so expensive - I have that from an American! The fierce opposition to "Obamacare" comes from those who have vested interests. Why do we want to poison our public service with their problems?
"Predictive analytics" sound like a new word for "epidemiology". When you let "business consultants" into a field they invent nothing except a new vocabulary for old concepts.
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Imperial CEO does U-turn and refuses McKinsey trip to USA||30/11/14 12:35:00||Una Hodgkins|
|Re:Imperial CEO does U-turn and refuses McKinsey trip to USA||30/11/14 13:13:00||Chris Martin|
|Re:Re:Imperial CEO does U-turn and refuses McKinsey trip to USA||30/11/14 17:53:00||Una Hodgkins|
|Re:Re:Re:Imperial CEO does U-turn and refuses McKinsey trip to USA||30/11/14 19:29:00||Karen Liebreich|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Imperial CEO does U-turn and refuses McKinsey trip to USA||30/11/14 22:31:00||Una Hodgkins|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Imperial CEO does U-turn and refuses McKinsey trip to USA||01/12/14 15:40:00||Karen Liebreich|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Imperial CEO does U-turn and refuses McKinsey trip to USA||02/12/14 13:07:00||Una Hodgkins|