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Release of Data on Serious Patient Safety Incidents for Private Acute Care in UK

The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has published new information about serious patient safety incidents for private acute care in over 287 independent hospitals and NHS Private Patient units. This is the first time that a comprehensive dataset of Never Events – serious patient safety incidents, involving privately funded patients has been published in the UK.

PHIN publishes information on the quality of care provided at over 287 independent hospitals and NHS Private Patient Units offering acute private treatments, who between them account for an estimated 86% of privately funded admitted patient care. This latest data release, covering the period 1 January 2019 to the 31 December 2019, show that 21 Never Events involving non-NHS (insured or self-pay) patients were reported.

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