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Scottish NHS comes under strain as budget heads for 1% cut over two years

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6558 (Published 04 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6558
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Patients in Scotland have been warned that longer waiting times for treatment may be on the way, as the health service struggles with increasing demand and declining budgets.

In its annual review of the NHS for 2013-14, Audit Scotland paints a picture of a service under pressure as it strives to achieve more with dwindling resources.1 The Scottish …

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