Friday, March 2, 2012

Average Briton will spend 13.7 thousand hours waiting for doctor’s appointments

A recent report provided by the health insurance company Health-on-linediscovered that the average UK resident will spend almost fourteen thousand hours waiting for doctor’s appointments, spend fourteen nights in hospital and forty-six hours in GP waiting rooms.  Further to this the study found out that the average person will wait almost an hour and a half in A&E but the same people will wait over nineteen hours before deciding to visit hospital on average. 

The study discovered further interesting information regarding the average person’s ailments and illnesses over the course of their lifetime and provided these interesting statistics in an infographic found on the HOL Blog

The comprehensive study finished off with information a little more up-beat than the rest – the average Briton will live three years longer than the previous generation with the average life expectancy rising from 77 to 80 years of age.  The main reason for this is stated as the decline in mortality rates from serious illnesses come about from advancements in medicine.

It is important to take into consideration with these kinds of statistics that no one person lives their life the same and that you are responsible for your health and wellbeing.  It is important to keep in consideration what your diet consists of, how much exercise you get and if you are responsible for children, keep these things in mind for them as having a healthy diet and getting regular exercise will help keep you on track for the long-term.

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