Letters

Trends in NHS expenditure

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7085.974 (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:974
  1. Matthew G Dunnigan, Honorary senior research fellow in human nutritiona
  1. a Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER

    Editor–The otherwise informative series of articles on NHS funding from the King's Fund Policy Institute were flawed in several ways.1 2 3 4 They considered only current expenditure in England, they did not discuss the relation between declining capital expenditure and the private finance initiative, and they did not comment on the increased transactional and capital charging costs that have followed the NHS reforms. Most importantly, none of the articles discussed the implications of the government's present plans to squeeze public expenditure, …

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