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Carol Propper research stokes criticism of Lansley plans

7 January 2011

CMPO Health Economist Carol Propper warns that 'moves to allow public and private hospitals to compete on price for the treatment of NHS patients will “potentially endanger patients’ lives”'

CMPO Health Economist Carol Propper warns that 'moves to allow public and private hospitals to compete on price for the treatment of NHS patients will “potentially endanger patients’ lives”'

Her comments will stoke criticism of plans by Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, to allow hospitals from April to undercut the fixed price usually paid for a wide range of hospital treatment.

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Read CMPO Working Paper: Death by Market Power. Reform, Competition and Patient Outcomes in the National Health Service