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58 Until that time health care was kept below 6 percent of GNP, 10 percent of
public spending. Private practice had shrunk from half of all care to 4 percent.
Direct charges to patients were kept at a phenomenally low 5 percent of the cost.
Of those admitted with a fatal condition to the average British clinic, 10 percent
died on the day of arrival, 30 percent within a week, 75 percent within a month,
and 97 percent within three months.212 In homes for terminal care, 56 percent
It was not predicted that soon, in a regional screening, only sixty-seven out of one
thousand people would be found completely fit and that 50 percent would be
referred to a doctor, while according to another study, one in six people screened
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