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Philip Aldrick, 'We can stop NHS going off the rails, but who would dare make the call?' (The Times, 26 May 2018, paywall)

Data from the OECD shows that in 2013 the UK spent 8.5 per cent of its GDP on public and private health care. (‘This excludes capital spending equivalent to 0.3 per cent of GDP to make figures comparable with other countries’.)

[How does NHS spending compare with health spending internationally? | The Kings Fund | 20 Jan 2016]

This placed the UK 13th out of the original 15 countries of the EU and 1.7 percentage points lower than the EU-14’s level (ie, treating the whole of the EU-14 (ie, minus the UK) as one country with one GDP and one total spend on health care) of 10.1 per cent of total GDP. (Note: the difference of 1.7ppts is rounded).

Written by beleben

May 28, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Posted in HS2, Politics

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