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Private hospitals 'must provide more safety data' says report

Private hospitals should release the same levels of data about patient safety incidents as NHS providers, a report says.

The Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) said it is difficult for the public to judge the safety of private hospitals.

Private hospitals now receive 28% of their income from treating NHS patients.

The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) said: "Most of the specific issues raised in the report are already being addressed".

BBC Health Correspondent Jane Dreaper reports.

  • 20 Aug 2014
  • From the section England
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