Pay-for-Performance Causes 400 Deaths at U.K. Hospital

According to the British newspaper, Guardian, the administrators at Mid Strafford NHS foundation were so obsessed with meeting the four-hour maximum waiting time admission target that patients were often quickly shuttled to unstaffed units used as ER patient "dumping grounds" without having their conditions adequately screened. 

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  1. Stephen C. says:

    One more reason to reject P4P. This is the only blog site where I can find stuff like this. Thanks.

  2. Vicki says:

    Agree, Stephen. This is definitely the only blog site where you are going to learn that P4P can actually kill you.

  3. Alex says:

    Somebody needs to send this to (soon to be) Secretary Sebelius.

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