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Ambulance service paid not to take patients to hospital

29th March 2010

Information seen by The Sunday Telegraph shows NHS chiefs have agreed to pay out £38 for every patient that is not admitted to A&E following a 999 call.

Katherine Murphy, from the Patients' Association, said the government was taking risks with patients' health. She said: "This is a sick experiment being played out on the public, at a cost to people's lives. These incentives are not just deeply unethical, but clearly dangerous. The patient has been forgotten." 


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