Accession Number : ADA118806

Title :   Is Competition the Answer,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Newhouse,Joseph P

PDF Url : ADA118806

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Proposals for more price competition in medical services delivery have arisen on both sides of the Atlantic. Perhaps the most visible pro-competition spokesman in the United States is Alain Enthoven (1978, 1980), but other names are also prominently associated with the concept (McClure 1978, Havighurst 1980, President's Commission 1980, Greenberg 1981). Recently legislation to promote competition has been introduced in the United States Congress. Periodically, individuals in other parts of the world also unfurl the banner of competition (Lees 1961, Stahl, in press). The remarks that follow are limited to the American context for brevity; some of them would have to be altered in other institutional contexts.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *COSTS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, HOSPITALS, PHYSICIANS, TECHNICIANS, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, CONGRESS, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE