This series of online briefings look at the structure and performance of other health systems and ask whether or not they offer better alternatives to the current NHS, or possible solutions to some of its biggest problems.
The Independent View: The merits of Swedish-style localism in improving UK healthcare
UK's major NHS reforms a 'distraction'
President Obama should look to Europe, not the NHS
Obama's plans fuel need for a dose of realism in healthcare debate
Why the NHS is the sick man of Europe
Just how well are we? Trends in avoidable mortality from cancer and circulatory disease
Healthcare in the balance
Europe has the answer to the NHS' woes
International medical outcomes - how does the UK compare?
Social insurance - the right way forward for health care in the United Kingdom?
Health Care in France and Germany
Other Useful Reading
Measuring the Health of Nations: Updating an Earlier Analysis - Ellen Nolte & Martin McKee, Health Affairs 2008, 27(1):58-71
The Lancet Oncology - Dr Arduino Verdecchia et al., Lancet Oncology 2007; 8:773-783