PHIN: Spire Hospitals 'lead the way' on collecting private healthcare surgery data

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Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has released information showing which private healthcare providers are making the most progress toward being able to publish measures of the improvement patients experienced from common types of surgery.

  PHIN said that Spire Hospitals are "leading the way" with five hospitals making good progress in collecting and providing health outcomes data, with a further 31 having started the process. Andrew Vallance-Owen, chairman of PHIN, said: "With over 80 hospitals showing some form of participation, it is clear that progress is being made, but more needs to be done." PHIN is the information organisation appointed by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) in 2014, as part of its investigation into the private healthcare market. The organisation published its first set of private ...

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