How can the UK National Health Service be broke?

Stephenson, T.
March 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2007, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p189
Academic Journal
The article examines the budget allocated to the National Health Services (NHS) by the government and its expenditures, and the impact of NHS deficits on children's health services in Great Britain. The author suggests that NHS is not broke despite a deficit of £800 million, but NHS needs to tighten its expenses and to balance them rather than asking more budget from the government. Children's health services receives less attention from the government.


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