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'Socialized' or not, Britain's health care system is superior

Commentary: fear of single-payer system fueled by American insurance companies

By Wendell Potter
Public Integrity

America is the home of the brave, they say, but a lot of us brave folks are terrified of the way the British do health care. 541 more words

Notes from the post-print transition, 2: astonishing confirmation -- from medicine -- that cooperatives fit the 21st-century’s zeitgeist


Media resisting the unavoidable bow to the democratic future of media ownership are being shown up in Britain by, of all people, the bean-counters of medicine — the traditionally conservative, cautious and slow-moving top managers of the country’s… 854 more words

Re-arranging Publishing For The 5th Estate

Britain's National Health Service: Doctor's Have a Fear of Sharing Private Medical Info Online, Recommend Delays

Britain’s National Health Service: Stall NHS data-sharing amid ‘crisis of confidence’ among General practitioner (GPs)

The Royal College of GPs (RCGPs) issued the warning amid increasing concern over the data-sharing programme, which will see confidential records for all patients uploaded into a national database unless individuals opt out Photo: Alamy… 673 more words

Britain's National Health Service Trying to Reduce Weekend Deaths -- Hospital Patients Should be Checked Every Day

Britain’s National Health Service: Hospital patients should be checked every day by consultants, Britain’s royal   colleges have recommended, as they warn that current practices – which   create an increased risk of dying at weekends – are “ethically unjustifiable” 947 more words

Britain's National Health Service -- “Culture of Excessive Pay and Payoffs”

Britain: The NHS risks losing public support because of a BBC-style “culture of   excessive pay and payoffs”, Jeremy Hunt has said, as he announced a new crackdown on salaries. 594 more words