Insured private healthcare treatments hit record high in H1 2023

Reached a record number of 443,000

Isabel Baxter
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Private healthcare treatments in H1 2023 reached a record number of 443,000, driven by an all-time high number of insured admissions, according to Broadstone's analysis of the latest data from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) on private medical admissions.

The data revealed a 7% increase on the 414,000 in H1 2022 and is 13% higher than the 391,000 admissions record in H1 2019 before Covid-19 caused significant disruption in the NHS. Insured admissions have been a major driver of the growth in private treatments, as they make up more than two-thirds (69%) of total treatments in H1 2023 and rose 12% year-on-year compared to 2022 while self-pay registered a small decline. Brett Hill, head of health and protection at Broadstone, noted that as NHS waiting lists "continue to swell", we are seeing a direct knock-on impact in the private health...

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