Two young girls get diagnosed with the same form of leukemia, one in the UK, the other Stateside.
Both girls received excellent care, but the cost in the US was almost twice as much, with significant out-of-pocket expense. In the UK, the family was completely shielded from the cost and was able to take time out without worrying about losing their health insurance. But was there a sacrifice in terms of waiting times or access to cutting-edge medical treatments?
It’s a compelling story contrasting their diagnostic and treatment approaches, as well as costs in two disparate health care systems.
topics: leukemia, nhs