December 23, 2010
The traditional hospital strategy of increasing activity to grow revenue is defunct in this challenging economic environment. Much like the accountable care organizations (ACOs) that are being developed in the U.S., the UK will be shifting to a model of results-based payments for health providers, rewarding the quality of care provided as opposed to simply the quantity of patients treated. This change is outlined in the Liberating the NHS White Paper, which marks the start of a series of radical changes for healthcare in the UK which could add up to the greatest change in 60 years.
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