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UK should adopt cheap methods of healthcare delivery from poorer countries

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 14 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6190
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The NHS in England should consider adopting services from abroad to meet its daunting efficiency targets, says the healthcare regulator Monitor.

A new report 1 from the regulator said that current productivity measures and staff pay restraint were unlikely to be sufficient to meet NHS England’s target2 for £30bn (€35bn; $48bn) in savings by 2021, and said that the NHS should employ more radical solutions such as …

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