The cost to the nation of leaving so many people undiagnosed and in many cases under medicated, even if thyroid disease is recognised, is costing the NHS a fortune. People's health deteriorates and co-morbidities develop. At present we can only imagine how much this folly costs the NHS.
However what about the knock on effects to country in terms of loss of productivity? We can intuitively know it is far greater than the cost of adequately treating in the first place, but this needs to be quantified. Quality of life alone is of no interest to policy makers.
I firmly believe the argument for improved treatment will be won purely on financial necessity - nothing more. We need to try to quantify the cost of poor treatment has on the NHS and society as a whole.
And here is the opportunity!
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You are working on the false premise that the primary role of the NHS is to help us, when it is really another money-making venture. So the more of us that they can make ill, the more profitable it is. Remember, they are not paying the costs of treating us, we are.
This is not to say that individuals working in the NHS are not doing their very best to help us, but they are often working with at least one hand tied behind their back.
I couldn’t agree more!
absolutely spot on! (Sadly) x