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

Gibbons, Stephen (2012) Is NHS competition good for patients?: it depends on who's competing. Spatial Economics Research Centre (23 Feb 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://spatial-economics.blogspot.co.uk/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2012 10:45
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45238/

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