Patient-level costing (PLICS): case for change


Highlights how providers that implement PLICS produce high quality information that can be used to improve care and financial efficiency.

Patient-level costing: case for change PDF, 1.1 MB

This document illustrates the need for providers to improve the costing of NHS-funded services.

We set out the case for change and offer advice on how you can develop a business plan to secure investment in either patient-level costing systems or expertise.

Case studies

Case studies: local benefits from using patient-level costing PDF, 438.7 KB

See how other providers are already using patient-level costing data.

These case studies demonstrate that the benefits from PLICS can outweigh the implementation and operating costs of the systems. They also show that, given the right information, clinical staff can make smart decisions about how to deliver care in the most efficient way.

Contact us

We're keen to hear from you about:
  • your experiences of using PLICS to change how you deliver care
  • any barriers you've faced in implementing or using patient-level data
  • feedback on our document
To get in touch, please email

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