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International health comparisons, a compendium of published information on healthcare systems, the provision of healthcare and health achievement in 10 countries /, National Audit Office

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International health comparisons, a compendium of published information on healthcare systems, the provision of healthcare and health achievement in 10 countries /, National Audit Office
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Main title
International health comparisons
Medium
electronic resource
Responsibility statement
National Audit Office
Sub title
a compendium of published information on healthcare systems, the provision of healthcare and health achievement in 10 countries /
Summary
The National Audit Office has prepared a Compendium of published information on healthcare systems healthcare provision and health achievements in 10 countries including the United Kingdom, other major industrialised countries and countries with innovative approaches. The Compendium was compiled at the request of members of the Committee of Public Accounts and sets out relative positions and trends over time. The data sources used are not fully compatible and, in particular, coverage, definitions and timing vary across countries. The Compendium does not examine the causes of differences between countries and nor can conclusions about them be reached on the basis of just the information presented. The health of the population in any particular country depends on a range of factors such as lifestyle, standard of living and nutritional standards, as well as on healthcare provided. It is therefore not possible to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of different health systems on the basis of raw data. The Compendium simply provides a starting point for discussions on and further exploration of the relative performance of such systems
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