The Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation have jointly assessed the performance of the four health systems of the UK over the last two decades since devolution. There have been significant improvements in performance in all regions, as measured by a range of indicators.
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“Since political devolution in 1999, there has been increasing policy divergence between the health systems of the four countries of the United Kingdom UK. This report attempts to update earlier comparisons of the publicly financed health systems of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in terms of funding, inputs and performance before and since devolution… It also includes comparisons with the North East of England”.
This relates to:
Bevan, G. Karanikolos, M. Exley, J. [et al] (2014). The four health systems of the United Kingdom: how do they compare? London: The Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust, April 2014.
There is also an Executive Summary.