New report shows rise in NHS procedures carried out by private sector

The number of hospital procedures paid for by the NHS but carried out by the private sector has increased by nearly 11% over the space of a year, suggests a new report by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The HSCIC report states that private providers treated 345,200 NHS elective admissions with a procedure3 in 2011/12, a 32,900 (10.5 per cent) increase on 2010/11. This private activity accounted for 4.3 per cent of all NHS elective admissions with a procedure in 2011/12... Readmore
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