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Health system reforms in the Netherlands: from public to private and its effects on equal access to health care.

Authors
  • den Exter, Andre
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of health law
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2010
Volume
17
Issue
3
Pages
223–233
Identifiers
PMID: 20666285
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Dutch health system reforms can be characterized by an ambiguous approach, combining competition and private initiatives on several health care markets with restrictive measures inspired by social values. Respecting equal access to necessary health care services on a competitive market appears to be an extremely difficult and bureaucratic exercise, if not impossible.

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