More Spent on the NHS Than Previously Thought (BMJ / BBC News)


Previous estimates concerning the proportion of UK GDP spent on the NHS were probably on the low side:

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Appleby, J. [and] Gershlick, B. (2017). Keeping up with the Johanssons: How does UK health spending compare internationally? BMJ. August 3rd 2017; 358: j3568.

Commentary and analysis from the BBC:

“ …the UK spent 9.8% of GDP on healthcare (including both the NHS and private health) in 2014. This was slightly above the average of 9.7% for the EU 15 (the member states before the new joiners in 2004)”.

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Pym, H. (2017). How much cake is cut for health spending? London: BBC Health News, August 11th 2017.

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