View ORCID ProfileIrene Papanicolas associate professor of health economics
, Elias Mossialos Brian Abel-Smith professor of health policy
, Anders Gundersen senior research project coordinator
, Liana Woskie PhD candidate and research fellow
, Ashish K Jha K T Li professor of global healthdirector
Papanicolas I, Mossialos E, Gundersen A, Woskie L, Jha A K.
Performance of UK National Health Service compared with other high income countries: observational study
BMJ 2019; 367 :l6326
Re: Performance of UK National Health Service compared with other high income countries: observational study
Reading into this issue further, I realise that a couple of my statistics are wrong: Since 1998 UK health spending (not NHS spending) has increased from about 6% GNP to over 9%, and 22% (not 27%) of UK healthcare spending is "private".
My point that we don't know where this extra money is spent remains. I doubt it has been spent on more staff or hospital beds. Who can explain?
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