Self-pay private healthcare market experiences 'rapid growth.'
The Private Healthcare UK Self-Pay Market Study 2017 found that the market was growing due to pressure on NHS funding and lengthening waiting lists, and the wide variety of prices available to patients who are prepared to "shop around" for private treatment. Providers and commentators reported annual growth of 15% to 25% in the number of patients without health insurance who are using savings or loan finance to fund private operations. The report (which was compiled through an online survey,...
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