Productivity of the English National Health Service: 2015/16 update

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This report updates the Centre for Health Economics’ time series of National Health Service (NHS) productivity growth for the period 2014/15 to 2015/16. It also reports trends in output, input and productivity since 2004/05.
NHS productivity growth is measured by comparing growth in the outputs produced by the NHS to growth in the inputs used to produce them. NHS outputs include all the activities undertaken for NHS patients wherever they are treated in England and accounts for changes in the quality of care provided to those patients. NHS inputs include the number of doctors, nurses and support staff providing care, the equipment and clinical supplies used, and the facilities of hospitals and other premises where care is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork, UK
PublisherCentre for Health Economics, University of York
Number of pages78
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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NameCHE Research Paper
PublisherCentre for Health Economics, University of York

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