Can we afford the NHS in future?

Publication:  British Medical Journal
Reference:  BMJ 2011; 343:d4321
If England keeps on spending on health at the current rate, the NHS will be unaffordable in 20 years' time, says the health secretary. Not necessarily, finds John Appleby. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has said that if England keeps on spending on health at the current rate, the NHS will be unaffordable in 20 years' time. But, John Appleby argues that spending on health will be a matter of choice, not affordability.

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