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Scotland to target NHS funding at poorer areas

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:214
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    The most advanced formula yet developed in the United Kingdom for allocating NHS resources has been drawn up in Scotland and is aimed at targeting spending on areas of greatest need.

    The new formula takes account for the first time of levels of deprivation and poverty and has been specifically designed to tackle health inequalities. Under the plans, which have been endorsed by the new Scottish parliament and are now open to consultation, some of the more prosperous areas of Scotland …

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