Poor NHS 'kills thousands'
Over 17,000 deaths a year could be saved if NHS performance improved, a new study claims today.
The Taxpayers' Alliance claims the £34 billion of extra spending on the NHS by Labour has made no difference to mortality rates.
Its claims are based on an analysis of World Health Organisation data, comparing NHS performance to its European counterparts since 1981.
This took into account how many deaths could plausibly have been averted by the NHS - a measure known as mortality amenable to healthcare. ...
This is over five times the total number of deaths in road accidents.
The campaigning group argues its findings show the government's extra NHS spending has failed to deliver results.
- YOU CANNOT THROW MONEY AT THIS PROBLEM AND FIX IT.
- ESPECIALLY IF THAT MONEY IS THIRD PARTY PAY - AND COMES FROM TAXES.