New Labour's new maths is hype

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.951b (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:951
  1. John Appleby, Senior lecturer, health economics.
  1. School of Health, Department of Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ

    EDITOR—In his editorial Klein got it wrong: the figure of £21 billion extra for the NHS in the United Kingdom over the next three years is an example of the Labour government's new maths rather than its new generosity.1 According to figures for England, for example, …

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