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Diabetes is better managed in the UK than the USA

Patients in England with diabetes are better managed than their counterparts in the United States of America due to access to universal healthcare available in the United Kingdom, according to new research.

Writing in the September issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, researchers from England and the USA compared diabetes management in the two countries.

“Our evidence shows that universal healthcare when treating a common disease like diabetes, works,” said Professor Arch Mainous from the Medical University of South Carolina. “In both countries, diabetes sufferers are effectively managed as outpatients and our research shows that when patients have access to free healthcare, they have better clinical outcomes.

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