NHS care means £1bn saving on PMI

Nearly one in three privately insured patients in England undergoing hospital treatment have it provided and funded by the NHS – despite being eligible to claim from their policy. At the same time, emergency procedures and cancer treatment worth hundreds of millions of pounds is being provided on the NHS to people who have private cover. These are the findings of an analysis of private healthcare insurance usage undertaken by Laing & Buisson on behalf of private hospital group HCA International.

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