§ Ann Winterton
The total cost of medical negligence in each year since 1997, as prepared by the National Audit Office and presented in the national health service summarised accounts for England, is shown in the table. This information is not available by Government Office Region.
£ millions In year expenditure 1996–97 235 1997–98 144 1998–99 221 1999–2000 373 2000–01 415 2001–02 446
Changes to accounting policies imposed by the NAO over the years mean that these amounts are not directly comparable.