The LIBRARY => Medical Abbreviations => Topic started by: The KNEEguru on January 01, 2003, 04:10:49 PM

Title: NHS
Post by: The KNEEguru on January 01, 2003, 04:10:49 PM
The National Health Service.

The state health service in the UK.  Mostly free, but often with frustrating waiting lists for appointments and surgery.

UK = United Kingdom of Great Britain
Title: Re: NHS
Post by: Lucy on April 22, 2004, 04:30:58 PM
The National Health Service is entirely free although we do pay a tax called National Insurance which is taken at sourse from our salaries as a percentage of monthly income.  National Insurance funds the NHS, state pensions and welfare benefits.  

Waiting lists are slowly coming down.  I waited 6 months to see an OS and 6 months for my surgery.

We cannot pick our surgeons or hospital although you are entitled to ask for a second opinion.  
Title: Re: NHS
Post by: bdmrad on April 22, 2004, 06:08:59 PM
I've read it cost you 6% of GDP compared to 15% for our nonsytem in the US.  How much would your society pay to improve access?