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Productivity of the English NHS: 2013/14 Update

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DatePublished - Jan 2016
PublisherCentre for Health Economics, University of York
Place of PublicationYork, UK
Number of pages69
Original languageEnglish

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NameCHE Research Paper
PublisherCentre for Health Economics, University of York


The issue of NHS productivity currently holds substantial public attention, particularly given the efficiency challenge set out in the Five Year Forward View published by NHS England and other national bodies 2014. In 2015 the Department of Health appointed a Minister (Parliamentary under Secretary of State) with a specific ministerial brief for NHS productivity. This report is the latest in a regular series of NHS productivity measures produced by the Centre for Health Economics. This report updates the time-series of National Health Service (NHS) productivity to account for growth between 2012/13 and 2013/14. NHS output encompasses all activity, as valued by administrative costs, for NHS patients, and is measured by combining data from Reference Costs, Hospital Episode Statistics, Prescription Cost Analysis, and the GP Patient Survey.

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  • Productivity, English NHS

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