And even after this retrenchment, they will have more than a living wage.reinforces the impression that those who work in the public service are motivated more by the desire for private gain than by the desire to serve the public.
Doctors are among the best-paid of all public servants, and quite a number of them have the opportunity to supplement their incomes by private work.
The operation was a success but the patient died Very occasionally, support for the mythology comes from elsewhere in the world and is given wide publicity.
What is it, then, that doctors could refrain from doing that would not harm patients, and whom would they harm by it instead?
The five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer is 51.6% in Britain but 59.8% in Sweden, while the 30-day fatality rates for myocardial infarction in these countries are 6.3% and 2.9% respectively.
Dalrymple points out that continental Europeans residing in Britain the indestructible affection in which the British hold their National Health Service.
The difference in the standard mortality rate of the richest and poorest is now almost double what it was when the NHS that foreigners somehow envy them their health service, which might just be true in Nigeria but is certainly not true of any European anyone has ever met.
On the contrary, the NHS has a dismal reputation among all Western Europeans and its hospitals are to be avoided like night-time excursions in Dracula country.