This infographic shows the perceived barriers to accessing healthcare in countries around the world. The percentage of people not seeking help because of cost, in the very first row, is why we're quite lucky we have free access to someone to moan at when bits of us go red or hurt.
The stats comes from the New England Journal of Medicine, which investigated how the US stands when it comes to healthcare. Unsurprisingly, the largely paid approach adopted over there sees the country bottom of the rankings across the board, while we do quite a bit better. [NEJM via Dr Grumble]