The anatomy of the Health Service (In England) is explained by this graphic from 2010-11
It is interesting that Aneurin Bevan boasted of a 3% annual administartion cost from 1948-1952. I am trying to find out what it is now but my estimate is over 25%
We and NZ have the highest reliance on doctors trained overseas.
Cancer survival rates have improved dramatically since 1994, when this graphic was produced.
Women are outperforming men in all degrees and particularly in Mediciine
And women are safer and have fewer referrals to the GMC
Choices are made by English patients on certain criteria – both choice, and the criteria to make a choice, are unot available to Weslh Health Service patients ot to their Doctors.
How many patients know they can choose?
The “zero tolerance” policy towards violence may have reduced these figures from 2007
Waiting times (up-to-date) for England are available on the Nuffield Trust website, but there are no similar graphics for the Health Services in N Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
All very sad, except the good news that cancer survival rates are improving…
Update 3rd November 2013 – Comment from John D:
Although the costs of administration in the NHS may be difficult to find, staff numbers show I think an interesting story.
In the Royal Surrey County Hospital – a Foundation Trust – their website shows the most recent annual report and accounts. The attached (Full Time staff equivalent Royal Surrey County Hospital) shows the Full Time Equivalent Staff numbers from the report.
What business could operate with nearly 18% of its staff working in Administration and Estates?
The report can be found here.