Annecdotal stories are not very useful, but it is hard for me to believe that anyone can think that the average level of care is better in the UK or Canada or other countries, particularly for anything serious, as it is in the US. Here is a story that I saw today in the UK Daily Mail
A father-of-two died after a six-hour wait to be seen at an A&E department - despite having a note from his GP saying he must be treated immediately.
Stewart Fleming, 37, turned up at his local casualty unit with wife Sarah clutching a note from his doctor saying he must be seen 'straight away'.
But instead of being sent to the head of the queue, Mr Fleming had to sit and wait in agony as his organs collapsed as a virus ravaged his body. . . .
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