There is much talk about the need for efficiency in the NHS, and some claims that the privatisation creeping over the NHS will make it more efficient, and save money.
This can be challenged in many ways.
Today we will be reblogging a post which takes up one issue in particular – the opportunities for fraud which the involvement of the private sector opens up, and the costs of fraudulent practices in the US among private providers, which is estimated at a staggering £80 billion per year.
The blog draws on research done by a new Online thinktank – the Centre for Health and the Public Interest – ‘An independent non-party think tank aiming to set out a vision of health and social care policy based on accountability and the public interest.’
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