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UK details medtech spending in NHS Plan delivery report

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK National Health Service spent almost £54.5bn ($86bn) in 2002-03, up £5.2bn on the previous year, and plans to spend almost £1bn more on staff and equipment in 2003-04. According to Delivering the NHS Plan: Expenditure Report, published earlier this month, the benefits of last year's spending include new cardiac diagnostic and treatment equipment worth £35m; work on more than 40 cardiac catheterisation laboratories (£20m); the installation of 680 public-access automatic external defibrillators (AEDs); and extending the breast cancer screening programme to cover a further 120,000 women since April 2002.

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