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Over a third of trusts in England face financial difficulties

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7102.205m (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:205
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The National Audit Office has said that by the end of the third quarter of 1996-7, 168 of the 433 trusts in England faced financial difficulties, which were serious in 47 cases. This is a rise on 1995-6, when 95 trusts had difficulties, which were serious in 26 cases.

    At the same time 36 out of 100 health authorities were forecasting deficits of more than £1m ($1.6m) at the end of 1996-7, compared with 15 at the end of 1995-6.

    The reasons for the …

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