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Offline The KNEEguru

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« 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
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Re: NHS
« Reply #1 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.  
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« Reply #2 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?  
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