Diet and exercise medicine have become hot topics in the U.K. since the election of Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the anti-establishment Labour Party.
Corbyn has pledged to improve healthcare services in his country by opening up doctors to private-sector competition and lowering the cost of healthcare by introducing Medicare-style payment plans and a public-private partnership model.
His pledge to reduce healthcare costs by 20 percent in his first term has attracted interest from doctors, who say they are anxious to see how Corbyn will tackle the problem of rising healthcare costs.
The American Medical Association and others have urged the prime minister to follow suit.
“We’ve seen the United States, and Canada, and Australia all start to open up to competition,” said Dr. James T. Dolan, a professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine.
“What we’ve seen is a lot of doctors are looking for opportunities to compete, but I think there are other opportunities that are much more accessible.”
Dolan said the U and Canadian medical systems are much better equipped to meet the demands of the U