Carter review on productivity in NHS hospitals

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Lord Carter's review of efficiency in hospitals suggests how large savings can be made by the NHS. The final report, Productivity in NHS hospitals, sets out how non-specialist acute trusts can reduce unwarranted variation in productivity and efficiency to save the NHS £5 billion each year by 2020/21.

The King's Fund has been studying productivity and efficiency in the NHS for many years. Below is a selection of our work on topics related to the Carter review: value, productivity and variations in health care.