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Productivity of the English National Health Service: 2018/19 update

Posted on 27 April 2021

CHE's latest Research Paper 182 written by Anastasia Arabadzhyan, Adriana Castelli, Martin Chalkley, James Gaughan, Maria Ana Matias

Cover of Research paper 182

This report updates the Centre for Health Economics’ time-series of National Health Service (NHS) productivity growth for the period 2017/18 to 2018/19. This update has not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NHS productivity growth is measured by comparing the growth in outputs produced by the NHS to the growth in inputs used to produce them. NHS outputs include all the activities undertaken for NHS patients wherever they are treated in England. It also accounts for changes in the quality of care provided to those patients. NHS inputs include the number of doctors, nurses and support staff providing care, the equipment and clinical supplies used, and the facilities of hospitals and other premises where care is provided.

Full Report: CHE Research Paper 182 (PDF , 2,568kb) 
and CHE Research Paper 182 supplementary material (PDF , 1,556kb)

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