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Variations in NHS spend

8th September 2008

A report by the King's Fund has shown that the NHS is spending up to triple the amount on treating the same conditions in particular locations. 

The analysis of spending from 2004-2007 showed that the variation in spending was up to 3.4 times for mental health, 2.5 times for cancer and 2.2 times for heart and circulatory diseases. Professor John Appleby, of the King's Fund, said: "It does raise questions about the consistency of the decisions PCTs make."


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