The King’s Fund, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and Monitor held a workshop for finance leaders to debate the NHS payments system. While the benefits of payment by results (PBR) are acknowledged, the system governing payments is said to be in need of reform in terms of being “more flexible, more widely applied and linked more effectively to outcomes”.
Future payment systems in the NHS. London: The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), August 28th 2013.
There is a related King’s Fund blog:
Healthcare Finance Managers’ Association and King’s Fund briefing: Future payment systems in the NHS. [London; Online blog]: King’s Fund, August 29th 2013.