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Is variation management included in regional healthcare governance systems? Some proposals from Italy


  • Nuti, Sabina
  • Seghieri, Chiara


The Italian National Health System, which follows a Beveridge model, provides universal healthcare coverage through general taxation. Universal coverage provides uniform healthcare access to citizens and is the characteristic usually considered the added value of a welfare system financed by tax revenues.

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  • Nuti, Sabina & Seghieri, Chiara, 2014. "Is variation management included in regional healthcare governance systems? Some proposals from Italy," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 114(1), pages 71-78.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:114:y:2014:i:1:p:71-78
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.08.003

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    1. Sabina Nuti & Chiara Seghieri & Milena Vainieri, 2013. "Assessing the effectiveness of a performance evaluation system in the public health care sector: some novel evidence from the Tuscany region experience," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 17(1), pages 59-69, February.
    2. Grytten, Jostein & Sorensen, Rune, 2003. "Practice variation and physician-specific effects," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 403-418, May.
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    1. Vainieri, Milena & Vola, Federico & Gomez Soriano, Gregorio & Nuti, Sabina, 2016. "How to set challenging goals and conduct fair evaluation in regional public health systems. Insights from Valencia and Tuscany Regions," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 120(11), pages 1270-1278.
    2. Lavergne, Miriam Ruth & Barer, Morris & Law, Michael R. & Wong, Sabrina T. & Peterson, Sandra & McGrail, Kimberlyn, 2016. "Examining regional variation in health care spending in British Columbia, Canada," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 120(7), pages 739-748.
    3. repec:eee:hepoli:v:121:y:2017:i:8:p:862-869 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. De Rosis, Sabina & Barsanti, Sara, 2016. "Patient satisfaction, e-health and the evolution of the patient–general practitioner relationship: Evidence from an Italian survey," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 120(11), pages 1279-1292.


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