This Strategy Unit report highlights the implications of ambiguous guidance around approaches to setting “planned” activity levels within the blended payment system for emergency care.
The report has three objectives:
- To illustrate the workings of the blended payment system.
- To demonstrate that inappropriate modelling of “planned” activity levels could divert tens of millions of pounds away from the emergency care system.
- To pinpoint the reasons why conventional forecasting approaches are unsuitable in this context, and to suggest alternatives.