Thursday, 29 August 2013

Private healthcare market investigation

Private healthcare market investigation These provisional findings from the Competition Commission on privately-funded healthcare services show that many private hospitals face little competition in local areas across the UK, leading to higher private medical insurance premiums and charges for private patients. It also highlights incentive schemes, which encourage consultants to choose particular private providers for diagnosis and treatment, and the lack of available information on the performance of hospitals and consultants as further restrictions on competition.

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