Auditors criticise financial management of NHS in Scotland

The NHS in Scotland needs to improve its financial management, according to
an Audit Scotland report published today.

Overspends at four health boards was 50% higher than last year the report
found, with the total deficit rising to £91.1m.

The report, An overview of the performance of the NHS in Scotland 2004/05,
said that the health service in Scotland has achieved better clinical outcomes
and cut most waiting times.

The full report is available here

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