Since 1989 a gradual restructuring of the Dutch health care system is taking place to realize a multiple choice social health insurance system with workable competition among insurers and among health care providers.
This paper investigates whether the structural change will induce the intended competition.
An examination of the characteristics of the markets for health insurance, physician services and hospital services in the Netherlands points out that the scope for competition is limited.
If competition is to work, rather extensive government regulation to monitor the conduct of both providers and insurers is needed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Pays Bas, Europe, Organisation santé, Economie santé, Assurance maladie, Compétition, Réforme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Netherlands, Europe, Public health organization, Health economy, Health insurance, Competition
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0199973
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.