Analyzing The Unıted Kingdom Healthcare System: Lensing On Cancer Management In England

United Kingdom (UK) healthcare system is quite successful for achievingthe goals of good health outcomes, risk protection, and public satisfaction.Based on the Commonwealth Fund study in 2014, UK healthcaresystem ranks first regarding quality, access, efficiency, equity, andhealthy lives among 11 developed nations with even a fair cost. However,when it comes to cancer outcomes, UK lags behind many developedcountries. Cancer survival is a good example of an area in which bothhealth outcomes and public satisfaction, key determinants of quality,are strikingly lacking. Therefore, this paper, to analyze and formulatereforms to address deficient quality in the English health system, willlook at the particular example of cancer survival rates. The key factorsleading to deficient outcomes in cancer survival are delays in diagnosisand access to appropriate care. Policy recommendations to improvecancer survival rates are to timely screening and early diagnostic opportunitieswithin the primary care system, utilize available treatmentcapacity and quick approval and workforce training for utilization ofnew treatments and drugs, and continue prioritizing cancer care coordinationand integration through improved referral services, and increaseprovider decision support.

United Kingdom (UK) healthcare system is quite successful for achieving the goals of good health outcomes, risk protection, and public satisfaction. Based on the Commonwealth Fund study in 2014, UK healthcare system ranks first regarding quality, access, efficiency, equity, and healthy lives among 11 developed nations with even a fair cost. However, when it comes to cancer outcomes, UK lags behind many developed countries. Cancer survival is a good example of an area in which both health outcomes and public satisfaction, key determinants of quality, are strikingly lacking. Therefore, this paper, to analyze and formulate reforms to address deficient quality in the English health system, will look at the particular example of cancer survival rates. The key factors leading to deficient outcomes in cancer survival are delays in diagnosis and access to appropriate care. Policy recommendations to improve cancer survival rates are to timely screening and early diagnostic opportunities within the primary care system, utilize available treatment capacity and quick approval and workforce training for utilization of new treatments and drugs, and continue prioritizing cancer care coordination and integration through improved referral services, and increase provider decision support

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