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Managed competition in the Netherlands—A qualitative study

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  • Heinemann, Stephanie
  • Leiber, Simone
  • Greß, Stefan
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    In 2006, the Health Insurance Act changed Dutch health insurance by implementing managed competition, whereby the health insurance market is strongly regulated by the government. The aim of the study is to investigate key stakeholders’ opinions about effects of recent changes in Dutch healthcare policy, focussing upon three important requirements for successful managed competition: risk-adjustment, consumer choice and instruments for managed care.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

    Volume (Year): 109 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 113-121

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:109:y:2013:i:2:p:113-121
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.08.025
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    1. Boonen, Lieke H. H. M. & Schut, Frederik T., 2011. "Preferred providers and the credible commitment problem in health insurance: first experiences with the implementation of managed competition in the Dutch health care system," Health Economics, Policy and Law, Cambridge University Press, vol. 6(02), pages 219-235, March.
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    5. Van de Ven, Wynand P. M. M., 2011. "Risk adjustment and risk equalization: what needs to be done?," Health Economics, Policy and Law, Cambridge University Press, vol. 6(01), pages 147-156, January.
    6. Frederik T. Schut & Wynand P. M. M. Van de Ven, 2005. "Rationing and competition in the Dutch health-care system," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 14(S1), pages 59-74.
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