Actually, what is the only interesting NHS question:
The NHS was “on its knees” even before winter had begun, health service bosses have said as figures showed it missed key waiting-time targets for A&E care, operations and cancer treatment.
The performance of the NHS in England in November was yet again its worst ever, prompting concern that it cannot keep up with a relentless rise in the number of people needing care.
Doctors’ leaders called for Boris Johnson’s government to take urgent action to boost staffing, hospital bed numbers and GP services.
NHS England is run in a different manner frm NHS Wales and NHS Scotalnd. There’s much more outsourcing, private provision, in hte English version.
OK, great. So, we can now test the three against each other. Is NHS England producing more health care from the inputs available to it than NHS Wales and or NHS Scotland? Or, obviously, less?
Whichever system is producing that more output from its inputs is the one we should be using for all three, obviously enough. So, what is the answer?
The reason we’re not told this answer is, perhaps, because it’s the English method that does best, a politically inconvenient result there.
But this is indeed the only interesting NHS question. Which version is the most efficient?