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Planned Markets and Public Competition By Richard B. Saltman

Planned Markets and Public Competition
by Richard B. Saltman

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In this text, a conceptual framework of "planned markets" is developed which aims to help policy-makers and health service professionals to place narrow economic problems into the broader social and political context that they reflect.
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Planned Markets and Public Competition: Strategic Reform in Northern European Health Systems by Richard B. Saltman

The health policy debate in Northern Europe is increasingly focused on the question of introducing competition into publicly operated health delivery systems. The potential advantages and disadvantages of such a shift have come to dominate discussion among not only academics but also politicians, adminstrators, and now physicians and patients as well. "Competition" has, not surprisingly, proved to be far from simple to implement in practice and many key questions surrounding its implementation in Northern European health systems remain to be answered. This book develops a new conceptual framework of "planned markets" which will help policymakers and health service professionals to place narrow economic problems into the broader social and political context that they reflect. The authors present several different types of planned market models from Britain, Sweden and Finland and argue that the "planned market" policy paradigm will strongly influence the future of publicly operated health systems throughout the whole of Europe.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 The search for a policy paradigm: the strategic crossroads; the emergency of planned markets; planning and markets in the United Kingdom; planning and markets in Sweden; planning and markets in Finland; an analytic overview of planned market initiatives. Part 2 The case for public competition: introduction; civil democracy - a foundation for human service delivery; administration rationality in public sector human services; a theory of public competition; planned markets in political perspective.

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GOR004826093
Planned Markets and Public Competition: Strategic Reform in Northern European Health Systems by Richard B. Saltman
Richard B. Saltman
State of Health
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1992-01-01
192
0335097286
9780335097289
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