NHS faces economy squeeze

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 02 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:269
  1. John Warden
  1. parliamentary correspondent, BMJ

    A “rigorous scrutiny” of efficiency in the NHS will accompany the overhaul of its funding, the UK Treasury announced last week when it targeted Whitehall departments one by one as part of its new comprehensive review of all government spending.

    Last month the review provoked talk of patients being charged …

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