Audit Commission defines NHS management costs

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1485

About pounds sterling900m was spent on senior management in NHS trusts in England and Wales in 1993-4—about 4% of the trusts' revenue. When other administrative and clerical posts are added the percentage rises to 10.5%. These figures, published last week by the Audit Commission, do not show whether management costs in trusts have risen since the NHS reforms.

A Price on their Heads: Measuring Management Costs in NHS Trusts …

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