Healthcare in the Us vs Healthcare in the Uk
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the Healthcare system in the United States versus the Healthcare system in the United Kingdom. When comparing the healthcare systems of the two countries the first thing that should be done is determining the differences between a “Good Healthcare System, which is the best attainable average level and a Fair Healthcare System, which is the smallest feasible differences among individuals and groups.” Ibid., p. 27-35 Data also analyzed in Gerard Anderson and …show more content…
Health and Well-Being The infant mortality rates (infant deaths per 1000 live births rank the highest amongst the other OECD countries at 6.8 compared to 5.1 for the U.K. “The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world but has higher rates of infant mortality, diabetes, and many other ills than any other developed country.” (Reuters).
Responsiveness Although the United