Patients Overpay At Private Hospitals, Says Competition Watchdog
News: Private hospitals in the UK charge patients too much due to lack of competition, according to findings from new research by the UK's competition watchdog, the Competition Commission (CC). The agency selected 101 private hospitals across the UK facing little competition. Some of the hospitals are owned by major hospital groups such as BMI Healthcare, Spire and HCA International. The CC could force some of these operators to sell off up to 20 hospitals in the regions where they dominate.