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Payment by Results is based on reviews of the English NHS experience of Payment by Results and international experience of similar activity-based systems.
The most significant forms of payment in the NHS are Payment by Results (PbR) in secondary care and the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in general practice. These have been in place for nearly a decade and account for around one-third of the total budget of the English NHS.
The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.