Were you aware approximately 100,000 people suffer a stroke for the first time each year – that is, around one person every five minutes here in the UK? And what about the fact that one in 10 patients leaves hospital with an acquired infection?
And did you know the UK has the highest rate of asthma in children in the world – 37% have symptoms here against just 1.6% in Indonesia.
This is just a small sample of the diverse facts gathered together by Andy Couchman, technical editor of Health Insurance
and author of The Facts of Life and Health Insurance
The book was written in response to feedback from intermediaries, and designed to be a concise, yet definitive, guide to the market which will enable IFAs to advise their clients effectively, armed with as much information as possible.
It contains up to date industry statistics, useful addresses of regulatory bodies, charities and providers, and a substantial amount of information about the human body.
This last section will be particularly useful for intermediaries who have found themselves faced with a client whose knowledge of certain medical conditions is far more comprehensive than their own.
As Couchman points out, while providers tend to be helpful about their own products and can offer detailed information about specific areas of the market, up until now intermediaries have lacked a single source publication to inform them at a glance about the options available in the broader market.
His book sets out to fill this gap for IFAs and their clients, and its accessible style, and practical, easy-to-carry, format should prove popular with both.
The Facts of Life and Health Insurance
is published by Taxbriefs, and priced at £35.