If you’re going to compare A&E performance, you need both the percentage seen within the 4 hour target and, of course, how many patients were admitted.
In June 2022, the last month for which we have monthly data in Scotland, 135 682 patients in total were seen. England, with 10 times the population might thus be expected to have seen around 1 356 820 but had 1 395 224, 38 404 or 2.8% more. This is a statistically insignificant difference in demand.
Also in June, NHS Scotland saw 71.3% in 4 hours while NHS England only saw 58.8% in its comparable Type 1 (consultant-led) A&E departments.
NHS Scotland thus did 21.2% better.