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Health and education expenditure in the United Kingdom:what priority?

Forster, Donald P. and Francis, Brian and Frost, Charles E.B. and Heath, P.J. (1981) Health and education expenditure in the United Kingdom:what priority? Health Policy and Education, 2 (1). pp. 77-84. ISSN 0165-2281

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Abstract

Public expenditure on goods and services per head of population on the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom has risen less rapidly than some other forms of public expenditure such as education. Revenue expenditure at 1970 market prices on goods and services in the NHS per head of population rose by 38% during the period 1951 to 1968. During the same time interval, expenditure at 1970 market prices on goods and services in education per head of population rose by 84%. Health, as measured by standardised mortality ratios (SMRs), improved over a similar period. This paper argues that, in the long term, the priority given to education expenditure may not necessarily be detrimental to further improvements in community health.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health Policy and Education
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 50349
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2011 13:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50349

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