The Strategy Unit: How will we know if integrated care systems reduce demand for urgent care? Establishing fair benchmark levels for the blended payment system

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2020.02.20

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.

Read the report on the Strategy Unit website.