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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT   2016 , Volume 5 , Number 9; Page(s) 519 To 523.
 
Paper: 

SHORT COMMUNICATION: UK AND TWENTY COMPARABLE COUNTRIES GDP-EXPENDITURE-ON-HEALTH 1980-2013: THE HISTORIC AND CONTINUED LOW PRIORITY OF UK HEALTH-RELATED EXPENDITURE

 
 
Author(s):  HARDING ANDREW J.E.*, PRITCHARD COLIN
 
* FACULTY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY, DORSET, UK
 
Abstract: 

It is well-established that for a considerable period the United Kingdom has spent proportionally less of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health-related services than almost any other comparable country. Average European spending on health (as a % of GDP) in the period 1980 to 2013 has been 19% higher than the United Kingdom, indicating that comparable countries give far greater fiscal priority to its health services, irrespective of its actual fiscal value or configuration. While the UK National Health Service (NHS) is a comparatively lean healthcare system, it is often regarded to be at a ‘crisis’ point on account of low levels of funding. Indeed, many state that currently the NHS has a sizeable funding gap, in part due to its recently reduced GDP devoted to health but mainly the challenges around increases in longevity, expectation and new medical costs. Theright level of health funding is a political value judgement. As the data in this paper outline, if the UK ‘afforded’ the same proportional level of funding as the mean average European country, total expenditure would currently increase by one-fifth.

 
Keyword(s): UK GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP), HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURE, INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON
 
 
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HARDING, A., & PRITCHARD, C. (2016). SHORT COMMUNICATION: UK AND TWENTY COMPARABLE COUNTRIES GDP-EXPENDITURE-ON-HEALTH 1980-2013: THE HISTORIC AND CONTINUED LOW PRIORITY OF UK HEALTH-RELATED EXPENDITURE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, 5(9), 519-523. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510954



Vancouver: Copy

HARDING ANDREW J.E., PRITCHARD COLIN. SHORT COMMUNICATION: UK AND TWENTY COMPARABLE COUNTRIES GDP-EXPENDITURE-ON-HEALTH 1980-2013: THE HISTORIC AND CONTINUED LOW PRIORITY OF UK HEALTH-RELATED EXPENDITURE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. 2016 [cited 2021July30];5(9):519-523. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510954



IEEE: Copy

HARDING, A., PRITCHARD, C., 2016. SHORT COMMUNICATION: UK AND TWENTY COMPARABLE COUNTRIES GDP-EXPENDITURE-ON-HEALTH 1980-2013: THE HISTORIC AND CONTINUED LOW PRIORITY OF UK HEALTH-RELATED EXPENDITURE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, [online] 5(9), pp.519-523. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510954.



 
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