Private Healthcare UK Self-Pay Market Study 2016

Author: Private Healthcare UK
Published: June 2016

  • In-depth analysis of the self-pay private patient market in the UK
  • Factors behind market growth
  • Over 5,000 prices analysed
  • Updated with 2016 prices (includes comparison with 2013 and 2015 prices)
  • Download report overview: view contents and an example pricing analysis

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  • Private Healthcare UK Self-Pay Market Study 2016
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Research into the self-pay private patient market in the UK: 2016 self-pay pricing update

This report from Intuition Communication, publishers of Private Healthcare UK, is an in-depth analysis of the growing self-pay market for elective surgery in the UK.

The research highlights the factors behind the growth of the self-pay market for elective surgery, examines the offerings of the major healthcare providers, and includes an in-depth analysis of pricing in the self-pay market. The research itself was conducted in June 2015, however, during May and June 2016 over 5,000 hospital treatment prices were updated for procedures using self-pay information published on hospital websites or provided directly to Intuition Communication Ltd.

In conducting the research, we set out to understand better the drivers behind self-pay surgery and to gauge the views of those in the market about the prospects for the next three to five years.  Since the publication of our first report into the self pay market,  the Competition and Markets Authority has published the results of its investigation into the private healthcare market. We have examined the effect of this on price transparency and the level of pricing in the UK market.

We talked to senior industry figures about their view of the market sector, carried out an online survey of participants in the private healthcare sector, including hospital managers, clinicians and senior decision makers.

We also carried out a detailed analysis of around 5,000 prices for the most common procedures offered on a fixed price basis in the UK’s private hospitals.

Report contents

  • Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • The research in context
  • The here and now
  • Survey analysis
  • The opinion leaders’ view: feedback from the in-depth interviews
  • Price comparisons for self-pay surgery
  • The major provider schemes and finance options
  • The patient perspective
  • The future of self-pay
  • References and acknowledgements
  • Appendix: Results in detail

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NHS Private Patient Market Report 2015

  • First report into NHS private patient market
  • Analysis of the market
  • Drivers and future potential
  • Pricing comparison for common elective procedures
  • Cost: £575
  • Intuition clients get a discount price of £475

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Self-Pay Market Study 2016

  • Factors behind growth of the market
  • Major healthcare providers offerings
  • In-depth analysis of pricing
  • Cost: £575
  • Intuition clients get a discount price of £475

Find out more >

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