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Effect of diverging policy across the NHS

By Arturo Alvarez-Rosete, Gwyn Bevan, Nicholas Mays and Jennifer Dixon


Since devolution in 1998, it has become more difficult to collect comparable data across the four UK countries, particularly on NHS expenditure and waiting times. - NHS activity and health outcomes seem more dependent on how healthcare resources are deployed than higher levels of resources. - The most striking difference between the countries in 2002 was the shorter waiting times in England, which introduced enforced targets for waiting

Topics: HJ Public Finance, JN101 Great Britain, RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1136/bmj.331.7522.946
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:15513
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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