Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Why are we in debt?

Many PCTs are massively in debt, and cutting clinical services to balance the books. Why?

This simple graph, prepared by a friend but based on official DoH data explains. The less income a PCT has per head of population, the more likely it is to be in debt. Simple really, so why can't all those well paid managers and management consultants understand?


barry monk said...

Sorry, it doesn't show up as well as it should, but essentially the less per capita income your PCT has, the more likely it is to be overspent

Dr Rant said...

Wonders will never cease!

I suppose you're going to try to claim that PCT in Labour held areas have a higher per capita income.

No one would ever believe that!