From Public Health Scotland below, every Scottish hospital is saving more lives than statisticians have predicted based on previous years and the system overall is tight with almost no postcode lottery.
In sharp and disturbing contrast, above, NHS England is in trouble with large numbers doing less well than they should and lives being lost when they might be saved.
Off course, we see greater inequality in England with 12 hospitals in affluent areas doing far better. Now that’s a postcode lottery!
If ever we saw visually the difference between the two countries, the above two funnel plots do it.