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‘Alarmingly high’ death rates at ‘full to bursting’ england hospitals

December 3, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE INDEPENDENT) Death rates at 12 NHS hospital trusts in England were alarmingly high last year, according to an influential report. The number of patient deaths are above expected levels at the 12 trusts, the Dr Foster Hospital Guide found. Patient safety is also being risked because hospitals are “full to bursting”, with […]

Polish health care system one of the worst in Europe

November 21, 2012


Poland’s health care ranks 27th out of 34 medical services included in the 6th edition of the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHI): and it is continuing to deteriorate. Poland has slipped one place in the EHI from the last report issued in 2009 by the Swedish-based Health Consumer Powerhouse think-tank. The report, presented to the […]

27% of Spanish children live below poverty line

October 24, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN CAMPOPULSE) Some 2,267,000 children in Spain live below the established poverty mark, according to a UNICEF report based on updated Eurostat data for 2011.   That’s 80,000 more than a year ago and represents 27.2% of the infant population of the country. Eurostat sets the poverty mark at 60% of the median individual […]

New study shows EU’s patchwork university fees system

September 26, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS) University tuition fees cost more in England than anywhere else in Europe, according to a new report from the European Commission – but the headline figures are not the whole story for students sizing up how to survive. Students in England pay up to €11,500 (US$15,075) per year: those in […]