NHS Hospitals will face financial penalties if patients are readmitted as an emergency within 30 days of being discharged, under new government plans. The scheme was unveiled yesterday by Andrew Lansley, in his first major speech as the new health secretary. Hospitals in England will be paid for initial treatment but not paid again if […]
Posted: June 9th, 2010 under Uncategorized.
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