New Thinking in Political Economy series
Chapter 6: The consequences of increasing competition
Is it possible to evaluate the consequences of the reforms towards increasing competition described in the previous chapter? In some cases the answer is yes – but a large number of caveats apply. This chapter describes how some reforms could theoretically be expected to work, discusses how evaluation can be made and summarizes empirical research on the consequences of deregulations, competitive procurement, voucher systems and capitation reforms in health care.
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