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On the Fuzzy Boundaries between Public and Private in Health-Care Organization and Funding Systems

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  • Alessandro Petretto

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The paper proposes a theoretical survey of health-care organization and funding systems, by underlining and discussing the combination public versus private provision and production of social assistance services. The survey then examines the present features of various National health services, focusing on the efficiency and equity of public intervention and on the industrial organization of the institutional design of health care. Hence, the paper treats the cost-benefit of vertical integration of structures, devoted respectively to purchasing and providing health-care services, it considers the effects of managed competition in quasi-markets and, finally, it deals with supplementary insurance systems.

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  • Alessandro Petretto, 2013. "On the Fuzzy Boundaries between Public and Private in Health-Care Organization and Funding Systems," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, issue 1, pages 327-370, January-M.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:y:2013:i:1:p:327-370
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    Keywords

    health-care organization; health-care funding; social insurance; private and public provision;
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    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • H1 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods

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