Increased healthcare budgets are not the answer

Increased healthcare budgets are not the answer

The amount of money spent on healthcare does not directly correlate to quality, according to research carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Nor is there a better performer between privatised or public healthcare systems.

The research also suggests only 40% of life expectancy improvements are due healthcare spending and far more is due to working conditions and lifestyle choices such as: smoking, alcohol consumption and levels of inactivity.

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