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UK: PHIN to Publish Information on 1,000 Consultants from July

The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) is asking consultants working in private healthcare to begin approving data on the number of procedures that they undertake and typical lengths of stay for publication on PHIN’s public website.
The information is the first step in publishing a range of performance measures to help patients make informed choices, as required by the Competition & Markets Authority’s Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014. From June 12th, consultants admitting private patients will be able to preview and approve their performance measures through PHIN’s online portal in advance of publication. PHIN is aiming for 1,000 of consultants to approve their data for an initial launch which is anticipated at the end of July. Eventually, PHIN will need to publish performance data for all of the estimated 14,000 consultants admitting patients privately, with measures ranging from patient satisfaction and reported outcomes to adverse event rates. Fee information for an even wider group of consultants, including those who see only outpatients, will also be published in 2019.

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