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Why the views of middle class citizens help explain increased choice in European healthcare systems

Costa-i-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919 and Zigante, Valentina (2014) Why the views of middle class citizens help explain increased choice in European healthcare systems. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Several countries across Europe have attempted to reform their health systems by allowing patients more choice over their healthcare provider. The typical rationale for this strategy is that by creating competition between providers, there will be an increased incentive to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare. Joan Costa-i-Font and Valentina Zigante assess the underlying factors that have led to European countries adopting this ‘choice agenda’ in their healthcare systems. They find that one of the key drivers for this type of reform has been the role of middle class citizens in demanding greater choice over health providers.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: Social Policy
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health and Social Care
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 10:31
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60252

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