"Cost-effectiveness unknown" in UK's £1bn NHS Local Improvement Finance Trusts investment honeypot
This article was originally published in Clinica
The investment-generating potential of the UK's NHS Local Improvement Finance Trusts (LIFT) programme for creating new healthcare facilities has been amply demonstrated. But its cost-effectiveness is not only open to debate - there is actually no way of assessing it. How will healthcare be affected by the new services or by the private sector's recovery of its investment, generated almost entirely through debt?