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Health services outsourced to private sector increased from £6.9bn to £12.2bn in three years to 2013

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 10 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h768
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The private sector increased its financial yield from medical services outsourced from the NHS by three quarters from 2010 to 2013, a major new audit has shown.

A report published by Oxford Economics for the Business Services Association (BSA)1 showed that the UK-wide market for “frontline health services” that are outsourced from the NHS is now worth £12.2bn (€16.4bn; …

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