Saturday, 1 March 2008

Number crunching

GPs pay has been in the news, so here are some facts:

Typical cost of health insurance for a pet hamster for one year £60
Average payment to a GP for one year's care for each patient on his list £59

By contrast, each telephone call to NHS Direct costs £18, and one third of those calls result in the caller being told to go to A and E or to their GP!!

Which is the best value? We leave it to you to think about.

1 comment:

Philippine Prudential Life said...

Bril­liant! Great talk that was extremely insightful and very enter­taining. It’s given me loads to think about.