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Patient data could give NHS an unfair advantage

20th September 2012

Research carried out by the Nuffield Trust has suggested that patient-level costing systems may give NHS hospital providers an unfair advantage in contract negotiations unless they are required to share their data with commissioners.

The organisation carried out a research project to establish whether hospitals can make efficiency savings through the introduction of patient-level information and costing systems (PLICS), which allow providers to track income and expenditure at the level of individual patients, instead of tracking aggregated clinical specialties or service lines.

 

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Article Information

Title: Patient data could give NHS an unfair advantage
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 22765
Date Added: 20th Sep 2012

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