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Effect of diverging policy across the NHS

Alvarez-Rosete, Arturo, Bevan, Gwyn, Mays, Nicholas and Dixon, Jennifer (2005) Effect of diverging policy across the NHS. British Medical Journal, 331 (7522). pp. 946-950. ISSN 0959-8138

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Since devolution in 1998, it has become more difficult to collect comparable data across the four UK countries, particularly on NHS expenditure and waiting times. - NHS activity and health outcomes seem more dependent on how healthcare resources are deployed than higher levels of resources. - The most striking difference between the countries in 2002 was the shorter waiting times in England, which introduced enforced targets for waiting.

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Additional Information: © 2005 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Management
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Research centres and groups > Management Science Group
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2008 16:39

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