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Government purchasing of health services

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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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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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Published date: January 1998

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Local EPrints ID: 33173
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33173
PURE UUID: e2f3001e-147c-469c-892c-7703f567680f

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Date deposited: 25 Jan 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:53

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Author: M. Chalkley
Author: J.M. Malcomson

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