New HiT for United Kingdom (Scotland)
The new HiT (Health Systems in Transition) health system review for United Kingdom (Scotland) has just been published .The health system in Scotland has increasingly diverged from that in England in the past decade, and substantial increases in funding have led to a significant growth in the clinical workforce. As a result, Scotland has made progress in terms of population health and the quality and effectiveness of care. However, a number of challenges remain – although life expectancy has improved, it remains below that in the rest of the United Kingdom. More progress is needed to close the gap in health status between Scotland and other developed countries.