The NHS has been declared the best healthcare system by an international panel of experts who rated its care superior to countries which spend far more on health.
The only serious black mark against the NHS was its poor record on keeping people alive. On a composite "healthy lives" score, which includes deaths among infants and patients who would have survived had they received timely and effective healthcare, the UK came 10th.
O NHS foi considerado o melhor sistema de saúde do mundo. O único problema foi a incapacidade, do NHS, de manter as pessoas vivas.