Taxation alone cannot save the NHS, says report

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:767
  1. BMJ

    The gap between resources and demand within the NHS will widen unless radical action is taken to find additional funding, says a new report on Britain's health care. The report, from Healthcare 2000, backs the principle of general taxation as the primary source of funding for the NHS but says that increased taxation alone cannot close the gap.

    The report observes that all developed countries have a mix of public and private finance for health services and adds: “Relative to other …

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