Reducing readmissions could save more than £600m in PBR penalties. Sg2 explains how

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Changes to the Payment by Results policy in April 2011 are intended to incentivise trusts to reduce emergency readmissions - or face damaging financial penalties. Analysis by healthcare intelligence specialists Sg2 shows how preventing readmissions could save the health service more than half a billion pounds.

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