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Paying for the quantity and quality of hospital care: the foundations and evolution of payment policy in England

Grašič, Katja, Mason, Anne R. and Street, Andrew (2015) Paying for the quantity and quality of hospital care: the foundations and evolution of payment policy in England. Health Economics Review, 5 (15). ISSN 2191-1991

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Identification Number: 10.1186/s13561-015-0050-x

Abstract

Prospective payment arrangements are now the main form of hospital funding in most developed countries. An essential component of such arrangements is the classification system used to differentiate patients according to their expected resource requirements. In this article we describe the evolution and structure of Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs) in England and the way in which costs are calculated for patients allocated to each HRG. We then describe how payments are made, how policy has evolved to incentivise improvements in quality, and how prospective payment is being applied outside hospital settings.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://healtheconomicsreview.springeropen.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Health Policy
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 11:02
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2019 01:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84403

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