How much should be paid for Prescribed Specialised Services?

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Overview: Current policy in the English National Health Service (NHS) promotes concentration of the specialised treatment of relatively rare and complex conditions into a limited number of specialist centres. However if a more complex patient case-mix leads to specialised treatments being systematically more costly than non-specialised treatment, then the national tariff payment system based on Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs) may punitively penalise centres that perform this activity
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork, UK
PublisherCentre for Health Economics, University of York
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

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NameCHE Research Paper
PublisherCentre for Health Economics University of York

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