Ortho surgery output up 15% in Scottish efficiency drive
This article was originally published in Clinica
Scotland's Lanarkshire region has recorded a 15% increase in orthopaedic operations, as a result of service improvements being piloted under the NHS's Efficiency and Productivity Programme (EPP). "Cutting changeover time between operations" was highlighted by the Scottish Executive as a contributory factor. The EPP aims to achieve 2% "cash-releasing efficiencies", equivalent to £646m ($1.1bn) over three years, from 2008-09 to 2010-11. The programme saved the health service £300m in its first year, according to the Scottish Executive.
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