© 1998

Regulation of Health: Case Studies of Sweden and Switzerland

  • Peter Zweifel
  • Carl Hampus Lyttkens
  • Lars Söderström

Part of the Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy book series (HEPP, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Peter Zweifel
    Pages 1-8
  3. Monica Bezzola, Peter Martinsson
    Pages 9-28
  4. Lorenz Götte, Klaus Hammes
    Pages 69-90
  5. Kristina Burström, Rafael Gisin
    Pages 91-109
  6. Lars Nicklasson, Roland Umbricht
    Pages 111-135
  7. Mattias Lundbäck, Daniel Staib
    Pages 137-160
  8. Alexander Dozet, Lukas Fischer
    Pages 161-185
  9. Klas Bergenheim, Ulrich Braun
    Pages 187-208
  10. Jason Hauser, Christin Prütz
    Pages 209-234
  11. Klas Rikner, Michael Strumpf
    Pages 235-254
  12. Anna Persson, Zülfikar Güzelgün
    Pages 255-272
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 273-274

About this book


Health care arguably is the single most regulated industry in industrial countries, and possibly in newly industrialized and developing countries as well. But what exactly is being regulated, what are the instruments used, and what are the effects and side-effects of such regulation?
Regulation of Health: Case Studies of Sweden and Switzerland seeks to resolve problems in answering these key questions regarding the health care sector in two countries - Sweden and Switzerland. The volume contains a series of studies that compare the regulation of health and health care in these two apparently very similar countries, in considerable detail. The contributing teams acquired a great deal of knowledge about health regulation in both countries; they also derived comparative predictions when regulation differs, using actual observations to check whether these predictions are borne out. These comparisons are based on the conditions prevailing in the mid-nineties.


Developing Countries Switzerland health health care hospital regulation taxation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Zweifel
    • 1
  • Carl Hampus Lyttkens
    • 2
  • Lars Söderström
    • 3
  1. 1.Socioeconomic InstituteUniversity of ZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsLund UniversitySweden
  3. 3.School of EconomicsLund UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Regulation of Health: Case Studies of Sweden and Switzerland
  • Editors Peter Zweifel
    Carl Hampus Lyttkens
    Lars Söderström
  • Series Title Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-8342-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-6814-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-4052-6
  • Series ISSN 0927-4987
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 274
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microeconomics
    Public Economics
    International Economics
    Economic Policy
    Public Health
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