Central Europe dabbles in private health

Watson, N. (2004) Central Europe dabbles in private health. Lancet, 364(9447), pp. 1745-1746.

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Abstract

Reports on the privatization of health care in Slovakia and central Europe. Belief of experts that allowing the development of private health care would alleviate the health burdens of the government; Risk posed by a lack of regulation and political, financial, and legal constraints on the development of private health care in other countries; Legislation passed by Slovakian government intended to help private health-care providers to offer extra services and increase the quality of care through competition among providers; Hope that health care reform will help put a stop to corruption and informal payments symptomatic of a lack of competition

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Health Care Reform, Medical Care, Medical Care -- Corrupt Practices, Medical Care -- Finance, Medical Policy, Privatization, Slovakia, Slovakia -- Politics & Government
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watson, Professor Nicholas
Authors: Watson, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Lancet
ISSN:0140-6736

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