Scottish healthcare performs no better than England despite higher spending, report finds

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 04 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7241
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Even though Scotland spends more per capita on health than England there is very little difference in performance, according to an annual study comparing European healthcare systems.1

The Euro Health Consumer Index 2013 compares the performance of 35 national healthcare systems using 48 indicators covering waiting times, outcomes, accessibility, prevention, and patient rights.

It found that both English and Scottish healthcare provision lags behind …

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