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Former Treasury adviser weighs in against PFI

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7292.948 (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:948
  1. Judy Jones
  1. Malmesbury

    Procurement of new NHS buildings through the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is “artificially promoted and protected” because the evidence in its favour is so poor, a former health economist at the Treasury claims.

    Jon Sussex, now associate director of the Office of Health Economics, identifies “a dissonance between publicly stated and privately confided views” among NHS managers, their advisers, and civil servants on the wisdom of pursuing the initiative. …

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