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PHIN Private market update: March 2024

17 April 2024

The latest private market update from Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) makes for interesting reading.
Comparing quarter for quarter with the latest available figures, it shows private admissions up 4% across the UK, and private medical insurance admissions up.
But while private medical admissions remain high, self-pay admission was down to its lowest levels post-pandemic – down by 1,000 (-1.5%) in Q3 2023 compared to Q3 2022.
According to PHIN, the biggest increases by volume in admissions in the top 10 procedures were for ‘diagnostic upper GI endoscopies’. These increased by 600 (6%). The next biggest volume increase was in ‘hip replacement (Primary) at 300 (4%).
The biggest decrease was in Cataract surgery which was down 1,900 (10%). ‘Therapeutics – Chemotherapy’ also had reduced admissions, it was down 1,500 (8%).
Further data is available below.