Tag Archives: Financing of Health Care

Trends in Spending on Health and Social Care: the Next 50 Years (King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS consumed 3.4% of GDP fifty years ago. By 2012, spending on the NHS and social care consumes 8.2% and 1.2% of GDP respectively; and that is 20% of government spending. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility … Continue reading

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NHS Facing Tough Savings Challenge (BBC News / NAO)

Summary The NHS in England faces ambitious savings targets while maintaining services to patients. The health service was told earlier to find efficiencies of up to £20bn by 2015. A new report from the National Audit Office shows that it has made a good start, by … Continue reading

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European Health at a Glance: 2012 (OECD)

Summary This Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report includes key indicators, from across 35 European countries, which summarise health status, determinants of health, health care resources and activities, quality of care, health expenditure and financing. The indicators selected … Continue reading

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