Laing’s Healthcare Market Review – nuggets of wisdom

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Looking at the youthful William Laing it is difficult to believe that he has produced 19 editions of his Healthcare Market Review. Perhaps publishing healthcare directories is the secret to eternal youth? Here are some nuggets from this authoritative and valuable tome: # Independent sector supply of healthcare as a percentage of total independent and NHS supply reached its highest total in 1997 (20.1 per cent) since when record Labour government spending has seen the independent sector supply share slip to below 17 per cent (16.4 per cent in 2005). # The value of the UK private acute healthcare market (hospitals, NHS private treatment and specialist fees) is estimated at £5,414 million in 2005: In real terms (after deflation by RPI) this represented growth of 7.9 per cent – up from 6 per cent in 2004. The main drivers were elective surgery, diagnostics and mental health services. # NHS income from total acute private patients at £408 million for 2005/6, is about 10 per cent of the value of independent hos

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