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Debt up and productivity down in NHS trusts

This report from Nuffield Trust examines patterns of spending and labour productivity, drawing on the accounts data of SHAs, hospital and mental health trusts, and commissioning organisations going back to 2003/04.

It finds that the proportion of trusts in deficit has risen over the past four years, that there has been little improvement in hospital productivity over recent years and that competition appears to have a small but significant negative effect on labour productivity. More ….