Costs of Healthcare Fraud in the NHS (BBC News / PKF Littlejohn / Centre for Counter Fraud Studies)

Summary

Independent estimates imply that the cost of fraud is likely to fall between £3.73 to £5.74 billion per year. The Department of Health disagrees, but investigations are underway.

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Reference

The financial cost of healthcare fraud 2015: What data from around the world shows. [Online]: Forensic and Counter Fraud Services at PKF Littlejohn / Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, September 2015.

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Reference

Gee, J. [and] Button, M. (2015). The financial cost of healthcare fraud 2015. What data from around the world shows. London: PKF Littlejohn / Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at University of Portsmouth, September 24th 2015.

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2015). Fraud could be costing NHS in England £5.7bn a year, says report. London: BBC Health News, September 24th 2015.

November 2017 Update

This much reduced estimate may be incorrect, as fraud is by definition largely undetected.

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2017). ‘Despicable’ fraud costs NHS in England £1bn a year. London: BBC Health News, November 1st 2017.

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