Payment by Results: How can payment systems help to deliver better care? – King’s Fund – 2 November 2012

Posted on November 2, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: |

Payment by Results: How can payment systems help to deliver better care? – King’s Fund – 2 November 2012

“The way the NHS currently pays hospitals for the work they do – including Payment by Results – should change to incentivise new models of care, concludes a report, Payment by Results: How can payment systems help to deliver better care?, published today by The King’s Fund. While recognising the positive impact that Payment by Results has had on the NHS in England, the report suggests that current payment systems may be obstructing changes in services required to meet current and future health care needs.

The report finds that there is an urgent need to experiment with and evaluate new and innovative payment methods that will move away from a system primarily driven by a desire to boost activity rather than outcomes and facilitate more integrated care. It proposes that the NHS adopt an approach that enables local experimentation in payment systems within a clear national framework, with a requirement for evaluation.”

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