A less-healthy health service

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 20 June 2008

Citation

(2008), "A less-healthy health service", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 57 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2008.07957eab.006

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


A less-healthy health service

Article Type: News From: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Volume 57, Issue 5

Recent figures published by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that NHS output has increased, but productivity has fallen.

NHS output rose by 3.8 per cent a year from 1995 to 2006, according to the estimates. By 2006, output was some 50 per cent higher than in 1995, before allowing for changes in quality.

However, inputs grew faster still, resulting in a fall in productivity of 1.0 per cent a year.

An ONS article, Public Service Productivity: Health Care, sets out changes in health care inputs, output and productivity from 1995 to 2006, using indices which combine a wide range of types of health care and resources used.