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The choice agenda in European health systems: the role of middle-class demands

Costa-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919 and Zigante, Valentina (2016) The choice agenda in European health systems: the role of middle-class demands. Public Money and Management, 36 (6). pp. 409-416. ISSN 0954-0962

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09540962.2016.1206748


Choice for patients, over varying aspects of healthcare, is becoming an increasingly common feature in Europe, especially in tax-funded healthcare systems. This paper investigates patients’ choice of healthcare provider. The middle class, in countries implementing choice reforms, is shown to have a pronounced preference for the availability of choice as a component of a quality healthcare system. Important implications of this for theory and policy are discussed.

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Additional Information: © 2016 CIPFA
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health and Social Care
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 08:52
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2021 02:13

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