Lack of timely data is hampering payment by resultsBMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39490.406644.4E (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:353
- Zosia Kmietowicz
The policy of payment by results has helped to make hospitals more businesslike but has so far failed to improve the efficiency of the NHS, says a report from the public spending watchdog in England.
Payment by results, which was introduced four years ago, was designed to improve efficiency by paying hospitals a nationally set price for each treatment and procedure. It has led to shorter hospital stays, with more patients treated as day cases, the Audit Commission …
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