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.
|Name||CHE Research Paper|
|Publisher||Centre for Health Economics, University of York|