Saturday, 23 February 2008

An unheathy Health system?

Recent figures published by the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that the output of the National Health Service has increased, but productivity has fallen.

NHS output rose by 3.8% a year from 1995 to 2006, according to the estimates. By 2006, output was some 50% higher than in 1995, before allowing for changes in quality.

However, inputs grew at a faster rate, and productivity actually fell by1.0% a year.

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