Not that this is a great surprise:
SNP ministers are under pressure over their “mismanagement” of Scotland’s NHS after it emerged the number of patients being sent to other parts of the UK for specialist treatment has increased by almost 50 per cent.
The Liberal Democrats urged Shona Robison, the Health Minister, to explain why the number of Scots referred for treatment to England, Wales or Northern Ireland increased from 427 in 2013/14 to 625 in 2016/17.
The Scottish NHS setup is much more like that of the whole thing a couple of decades back. One of the things which the varied reorganisations of NHS England has done is to make it more efficient. OK, from a pretty low base, but still.
Which is one of the little amusements of the debate. NHS Wales has done less marketisation, Scotland even less than that. Yet when we hear the cries that we must stop the marketisation we never do get pointed to either place to see how successful that would be.