How to calculate an accurate Medicare enrolment in the UK
A lot of us are very familiar with the old saying, “a person who can read and write can count”.
However, it doesn’t always apply.
A new study by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) suggests that when it comes to the NHS, you really only need to be able to do two things: read and speak.
As the article notes, this means you need to have at least a secondary language skill and some degree of knowledge of health care.
That is, you need an “appreciable proficiency” in reading and writing, which is defined as having a level of proficiency in reading, writing, grammar and pronunciation.
The report notes that this is just a starting point, and that the results could be quite different in other countries.
“As the data becomes more comprehensive and more accessible, the results may be more informative,” the report says.
“In this context, it is useful to take the results of a few studies with a few countries as a starting position.”
It also notes that it is important to keep in mind that these results are “based on an analysis of the population, age, sex and socio-economic status, rather than an actual sample”.
But they do suggest that, when it is time to pay your taxes, you should be able: read, write, speak and write a bit of English.
And when you’re doing that, it might be worth getting a bit more exercise.
Source: Centre for Public Policy Research article Source: Al Jazeera English