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Preconditions for efficiency and affordability in competitive healthcare markets: Are they fulfilled in Belgium, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Switzerland?

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  • van de Ven, Wynand P.M.M.
  • Beck, Konstantin
  • Buchner, Florian
  • Schokkaert, Erik
  • Schut, F.T. (Erik)
  • Shmueli, Amir
  • Wasem, Juergen

From the mid-1990s several countries have introduced elements of regulated competition in healthcare. The aim of this paper is to identify the most important preconditions for achieving efficiency and affordability under regulated competition in healthcare, and to indicate to what extent these preconditions are fulfilled in Belgium, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Switzerland. These experiences can be worthwhile for other countries (considering) implementing regulated competition (e.g. Australia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Russia, Slovakia, US).

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

Volume (Year): 109 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 226-245

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Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:109:y:2013:i:3:p:226-245
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.01.002
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