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Die Erstellung medizinischer Leistungen - entscheidungstheoretische Grundlagen und gesundheitspolitischer Handlungsbedarf

  • Michael Stolpe

This paper surveys the decision-theoretic foundations of health care production and derives policy implications. The priority at the beginning of the 21st century must be to accelerate the diffusion of new medical knowledge, a public good, so that the efficiency in the adoption of new technology is enhanced. Neither central planning, nor an extension of intellectual property rights can be expected to meet this challenge. Instead, medical practice needs to be organised as an open system - similar to the "Republic of Science" or the open source community in software development. The paper describes specific reforms in ambulatory, stationary and managed care that would help to enhance the innovative capacity and efficiency of health systems.

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1222.

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Length: 170 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2004
Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1222
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