Choice of providers and mutual healthcare purchasers: can the English National Health Service learn from the Dutch reforms?

Abstract

In the 1990s, countries experimented with two models of health care reforms based on choice of provider and insurer. The governments of the UK, Italy, Sweden and New Zealand introduced relatively quickly 'internal market' models into their single-payer systems, to transform hierarchies into markets by separating 'purchasers' from 'providers', and enabling… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S1744133110000071

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