Improving Efficiency and Containing Costs: Health Care Reform in Southern Europe
The paper constitutes the first detailed comparative study of Southern health care systems. It begins by analysing the reforms they underwent during the seventies and eighties, that is, the introduction of national health services in Italy, Portugal, Greece, and Spain. The second section of the paper assesses the measures adopted by Southern health care systems in order to contain the cost of health care services in the nineties. The third section considers the impact of the two reform waves on the macroinstitutional framework of Soutthern health care systems, as compared to those of other European Union members. Finally, the main factors accouting for reform trajectories are singled out and the "Southern model of welfare" is discussed in what regards health care.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||1999|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE, ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, BADIA FIESOLANA, SAN DOMENICO (FI), ITALY|
Fax: + 39 55 4685 775
Web page: http://www.iue.it/EF/Welcome.html
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fth:euroef:99/16. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Krichel)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.