Payment by results could destabilise the NHSBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7521.862-b (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:862
- Kathryn Godfrey
Trusts need to prepare carefully for the implementation of the payment by results system to avoid financial instability, warns a report from the Audit Commission.
Payment by results is a way of paying providers a fixed national price for each case treated, replacing block contracts and locally agreed prices. The system, which is to be introduced across all English trusts from April 2006 for non-elective and elective care, has the aim of increasing productivity, rewarding efficiency, and …