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Implementing Planned Markets in Health Care

Balancing Social and Economic Responsibility. State of Health

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Open University Press, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jun 1995
Dimensions: h 220mm
Weight: 350g
ISBN-10: 0335194257
ISBN-13: 9780335194254
Barcode No: 9780335194254
Synopsis
Drawing on experiences in Northern Europe and the United States, this text examines the key concepts behind the present push toward health reform in the industrialized world: contracting and solidity; contestable versus competitive markets; the role of vouchers; and physicians' clinical autonomy. The book includes case studies of planned market approaches based on contracts, patient choice and quality of care. It concludes with a broad comparative assessment of the main themes and points towards the most likely developments in future "planned market" models of health care.

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"...an excellent compendium of the most recent thinking and experience on the subject." - European Journal of Public Health "...a useful overview of some important health service reforms currently underway in several advanced industrialstates." - Health & Place