Costs of PFI and PPP have been underestimated

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7411.395-a (Published 14 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:395
  1. Martin Blaiklock, consultant (tmblaiklock@aol.com)
  1. Energy and Infrastructure Project Finance, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PQ

    EDITOR—The private finance initiative (PFI) and public-private partnerships (PPP) have triggered some long overdue investment in new health facilities in the United Kingdom, often being the only funding mechanism available. Nevertheless, these initiatives may have diverted scarce and expensive resources and been of doubtful financial benefit when the resolution of more fundamental institutional and operational issues in the NHS should …

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