Competition in the NHS: a provider perspective

Reference:  10.1258/jhsrp.2011.010194

The promotion of hospital competition has been a major focus for governments in public health care delivery systems across Europe over the past two decades. The logic behind hospital competition is that hospitals would have a financial incentive to change their behaviour and ultimately deliver improved financial, operational, and clinical performance. 

Despite this focus on competition, however, there is controversy around the functioning of markets in health care and the pros and cons of competition.

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