Health gains do not match investment in health services, says report

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1155
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. 1London

    A decade of constant reform in the NHS has brought measurable improvement in the quality of care, but progress is uneven, gross inequalities still persist between regions, and the United Kingdom is still outperformed by other developed countries in terms of clinical outcomes.

    These are the conclusions of The Quest for Quality: Refining the NHS Reforms, the last in a series of four reports on the NHS commissioned by the Nuffield Trust, an independent health policy think tank.

    “It is apparent that quality within the NHS has improved,” conclude the authors, Sheila Leatherman, a research professor at the University of North Carolina School of Public …

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