Choice policies in Northern European health systems.

  title={Choice policies in Northern European health systems.},
  author={Karsten Vrangbaek and Ruth Robertson and Ulrika Winblad and Hester M van de Bovenkamp and Anna Dixon},
  journal={Health economics, policy, and law},
  volume={7 1},
This paper compares the introduction of policies to promote or strengthen patient choice in four Northern European countries - Denmark, England, the Netherlands and Sweden. The paper examines whether there has been convergence in choice policies across Northern Europe. Following Christopher Pollitt's suggestion, the paper distinguishes between rhetorical (discursive) convergence, decision (design) convergence and implementation (operational) convergence (Pollitt, 2002). This leads to the… CONTINUE READING

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