by Medindia Content Team on  August 14, 2006 at 1:30 PM Hospital News
Billions of Pounds Squandered on NHS
A new report has alleged that tens of billions of pounds that have gone into the NHS have been wasted.

According to a study conducted by Civitas here has been "little or no evidence of improvement in NHS performance, which ranks among the worst in the developed world".

In addition it says, "Improvements have in no way increased in proportion to the vast sums ploughed in".

This year's expenditure by the NHS has gone up from 45billion in 2000 to 76billion this year.

The report claims that UK is the only developed nation not to improve stroke care between 1999 and 2003 in spite of being 24th out of 27 countries for the number of doctors per 1,000 of the population.

Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: "This is a damning summary of mismanagement."

However the Department of Health has defended the expenditure saying that NHS patients were receiving better care across the board.

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