Wrong. I already said that that figure included EVERY conceivable use of the NHS, (which in fact serves 58 million) from heart surgery, to having a prescription filled, to having a bad tooth pulled, to calling NHS Direct to ask what the best way is to treat a colicky child. Not every instance was a doctor's visit, as I said before.Originally Posted by Gill
And in addition, you seem to be ignoring the fact that an average is just an average. Many people go years without seeing a doctor; others have chronic conditions and need regular check-ups and treatment which drives up the number of patients treated over any given period of time. A cancer patient might need upwards of 20 examinations and treatment sessions a year. The average, healthy adult might end up at the doctors once a year or less.