Choice and equity : PCT survey. Public Deposited

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  • London : King's Fund
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  • 2007
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  • 10p.
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  • This report reveals that two-thirds of the PCTs responding to the survey had not yet carried out any assessment to identify patients who might need support in making choices about which hospital to go to. A similar proportion had not commissioned any new services to support the introduction of patient choice at the beginning of 2006, when all patients needing non-urgent treatment were to be offered a choice of hospital by their GP. The report calls on the Department to Health to evaluate the impact of patient choice on equity, including the efforts of those PCTs that have invested time and effort into supporting as many patients as possible to make choices [Introduction].
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