Azara Blog: New Labour wants health funding based on patients' ratings

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Date published: 2008/06/30

The BBC says:

Patients' rating of the quality of their NHS care will affect hospitals' and GPs' funding in England in the future, ministers have announced.

So if a hospital does not have enough money to provide quality care then it will be punished and have even less money next year. Great, eh. And, needless to say, hospitals and GPs will give clear messages to their patients that if they want more money in future for X, Y and Z then they had better give perfect 10 ratings. So needless to say the quality rating will monotonically increase year on year, without any increase in the quality itself.

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