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Payment by Results (PbR)

Reform for funding flows in the NHS

01 April 2005
Briefing that explains PbR, the implications for the NHS and raises key questions related to prices for mental health and community services, and loss of income and funding for new services.
Payment by Results (PbR) is a new funding system for care provided to NHS patients, which pays health care providers on the basis of the amount of work they do. This briefing explains how PbR work; its similarity to payment schemes in other European countries, the US and Australia; implications for the NHS and key questions related to process for mental health and community services, loss of income and funding for new services.

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