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Big spenders, sick system

Waiting lists grow and survival rates from some cancers are poor. What are we doing wrong?

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

7th February, 2016

Here’s what you are likely to hear in the health debate in the run-up to the general election: that the health service is under-resourced; that much more money is needed to meet unmet demand; that we don’t have enough doctors, or beds or nurses. That we don’t have enough of anything, really.

What you won’t get is a serious debate on what we are spending on health, or why...

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