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Is NHS competition good for patients?: it depends on who's competing

Gibbons, Stephen ORCID: 0000-0002-2871-8562 (2012) Is NHS competition good for patients?: it depends on who's competing. Spatial Economics Research Centre (23 Feb 2012). Website.

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Last year, my research with Zack Cooper on hospital competition generated a lot of interest. In that work we found that reforms in 2006, which allowed patients to choose between NHS hospitals for routine surgery, had knock-on effects on outcomes in emergency care – lower heart attack mortality rates specifically. A lot of people – those with distaste for the very idea of competition in public services – did not like this finding at all and the arguments ran for some time in the medical press.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2012 10:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:41

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