Wednesday, 31 August 2016

New joints: private providers and rising demand in the English National Health Service

New joints: private providers and rising demand in the English National Health Service This paper explores how NHS reforms to allow for entry of private providers has affected demand for elective surgical procedures. The study found that for elective hip replacements, at least seven per cent of publicly-funded procedures were conducted by private hospitals. Using clinical audit data, the report finds that these additional procedures are not substitutions from privately-funded procedures but that they represent new surgeries. Institute for Fiscal Studies

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