Comparing NHS performance in the UK – Nuffield Trust – 2010

Posted on January 21, 2010. Filed under: Health Systems Improvement | Tags: |

Comparing NHS performance in the UK

A unique analysis published today of the performance of the NHS across the four countries of the UK before and after devolution has found striking differences in performance with some countries spending more on health care and employing greater numbers of health staff but performing worse when it comes to a range of indicators, such as waiting times and crude productivity of staff.

The report by the independent health charity the Nuffield Trust examines the performance of the health services in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland across three time points – 1996/7, 2002/3 and 2006/7. It also examines the performance of the ten English regions and compares them with the NHS in England as a whole and the NHS in each of the devolved countries in 2006/7. This is the first time such an analysis has been conducted. Performance was tracked against a number of key indicators, including expenditure, staffing levels, activity (outpatient appointments, inpatient admissions and day cases), crude productivity of staff and waiting times.”   … continues on the website 

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