Blair unable to fulfil pledge on health spending, says analysis

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:452
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    An analysis of the latest data on European health spending, by the King's Fund—an independent healthcare charity—and the London School of Economics suggests that the British prime minister, Tony Blair, will be unable to fulfil his promise to increase spending on the NHS to the European average.

    In January last year, Mr Blair said on the BBC's Breakfast With Frost programme that he expected health spending to increase by “about 5%” annually for five years, to reach the European average …

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