Healthcare reforms in international perspective
In many countries healthcare reforms are taking place aiming at improving efficiency and affordability of healthcare. Often these reforms imply (elements of) regulated competition, i.e. competition among health insurers and among care providers regulated by government in order to achieve the public goals (e.g. affordability and efficiency of care). Realizing these public goals implies that certain preconditions must be fulfilled. Our research focuses not only on the Netherlands, but also on e.g. Belgium, China, Germany, Ireland, Israel en Switzerland. International comparisons result in interesting lessons and important new insights.
Wynand van de Ven (cp)