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La fonction de préférence de l'Etat. Le cas de l'assurance maladie en France

Listed author(s):
  • Michel Mougeot
  • en coll°. avec Florence Naegelen
  • Jean-Claude Berthlemy

[eng] Implicit government objective function in french health care system In this paper, we consider the regulatory capture assumption in the French health care system. We use a multitask approach to characterize the first best allocation when cost reduction and quality enhancement effort is observable. Then we consider the implicit regulator's objective function implemented by the payment mechanisms used in the French system. We show that the cost reimbursement mechanism and the so-called "envelope" policy place less weight on patients sur­plus than on hospital surplus. These results seem to prove there has been evidence of regulatory capture. [fre] La fonction de préférence de l'Etat. Le cas de l'assurance maladie en France Cet article considère l'hypothèse d'une captation de régulation dans le système de santé français en cherchant à mettre en évidence la fonction de préférence implicite de l'État sous-jacente au choix des mécanismes d'allocation retenus. Après avoir rappelé quelques évidences empiriques concernant le système français, l'article présente un modèle de type multitask représentant sa régulation. L'allocation de premier rang est caractérisée. L'article cherche ensuite quelle fonction objectif concrétise les règles de remboursement du coût et d'enveloppe globale utilisées en France. Les analyses empirique et théorique montrent que la politique retenue accorde plus d'importance au surplus des producteurs de soins qu'à celui des patients accréditant l'idée d'une captation de régulation.

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Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 50 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 361-382

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Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1999_num_50_3_410081
Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.1999.410081
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