Government purchasing of health services

Chalkley, M. and Malcomson, J.M. (1998) Government purchasing of health services , Southampton, UK University of Southampton (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 9821).


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This chapter reviews the literature on payment schemes for government purchases of health services. It focuses on four themes: (1) the tension between obtaining appropriate quality of services and keeping the cost of those services at an acceptable level; (2) the role of cost sharing by the payer when there is asymmetric information between purchaser and supplier about costs or case-mix; (3) the importance of committment in purchasing; and (4) the role of reputation in maintaining quality in long term relationships between purchasers and suppliers.

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January 1998Published
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2008
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