Self-funding routine healthcare operations on the rise: PHIN

For routine procedures such as hip replacements

John Brazier
clock • 2 min read
Self-funding routine healthcare operations on the rise: PHIN

New data from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) shows people in the UK are increasingly turning to self-funding private treatment over using insurance.

With NHS waiting lists now reaching to 5.7 million people, PHIN has found an increase in people self-financing their care compared to using insurance policies, which do not typically cover pre-existing conditions. Figures from PHIN show that during the first half of 2021, self-funding hospital-based private treatment comprised one third (32.9%) of all private admissions for the first time. During the second quarter of the year (April-June) 65,000 people opted to self-fund private treatment,...

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