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Competition between NHS hospitals produces positive incentives. However, introducing private hospital competition can have adverse effects

Gibbons, Stephen (2012) Competition between NHS hospitals produces positive incentives. However, introducing private hospital competition can have adverse effects. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Feb 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Steve Gibbons argues that the evidence indicates positive results when introducing competition between NHS hospitals, in terms of improving overall efficiency and increasing choice for consumers at lower costs. However, the results are less positive when private hospitals are allowed to compete with NHS providers, and safeguards may be necessary.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 14:23
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44504/

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