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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Scottish health boards 'paid £3m too much'

1st May 2009

Research has shown that some Scottish health boards may have overpaid as much as £3m for a private treatment centre in the first year of its contract.

The findings were published in the British Medical Journal, which said all future private health contracts should be put on hold pending an investigation. The findings come from studies by Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood at Edinburgh University over a contract between NHS Tayside and Amicus Healthcare for services at Stracathro Hospital. They said the firm was paid a set fee, however many patients it treated.


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