Payment by Results: How can payment systems help to deliver better care?

Payment by Results: How can payment systems help to deliver better care?This report, published by The King’s Fund, reviews the role and objectives of payment systems in the English NHS, focusing on Payment by Results (PbR).

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The authors explore whether such payment systems are still fit for purpose, given changing policies and priorities, such as the need for disease prevention, the prevalence of long-term conditions, the changing economic environment.

They argue that more flexibility should be encouraged in payment systems to accommodate change and offer the right incentives for cost-effective, high-quality care.