The government's assertion that the National Health Service is inefficient and ineffective in treating cancer has been challenged by academics.
Research published in the British Journal of Cancer by experts from Bournemouth University challenges one of the government's main arguments for reforming the NHS, as England & Wales showed the most significant improvements out of 10 major developed countries. The study looked at how much gross domestic product (GDP) was spent on health compared to the incidence of cancer in the 10 nations, including England & Wales, between 1979 and 2006. For every 1% of GDP spent on health expenditure by England & Wales over the past 30 years there was a reduction of cancer deaths of 120 per million...
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