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UK spending on health doubled in past 20 years

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h804 (Published 11 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h804
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

Spending on health has been the biggest gainer in the United Kingdom in the past 20 years, more than doubling in real terms and outstripping all other major public spending, the Office for National Statistics has reported in an article on its new Visual ONS website.1

Defence spending was among the biggest losers, falling in real terms and as a proportion of all public spending, from 8.7% in 1993-94 to …

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