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Improving Healthcare

A Dose of Competition A Report By The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (July, 2004), with various Supplementary Materials

  • David Hyman

Benefits

  • Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition is a report, jointly issued by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, which provides a comprehensive review of competition in the American health care marketplace.

  • The report can be used as a reader supplement to a textbook or a resource for researchers and the general public.

Book

Part of the Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy book series (HEPP, volume 9)

About this book

Introduction

Improving Healthcare: A Dose of Competition systematically examines the American health care system from a competition-oriented perspective. The volume surveys the performance of each major sector of the health care system, and identifies impediments to more effective competition. Improving Healthcare examines such issues as competition v. regulation, public and private sector approaches to health care financing, cross-subsidies, licensure, provider market concentration, financial and clinical integration, payment for performance, quality, pharmacy benefit managers, direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals, certificates of need, mandates, unionization, the significance of organizational status (nonprofit v. for-profit), and the role of antitrust and consumer protection in health care. It offers concrete recommendations to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of the American health care marketplace.

Keywords

Antitrust Hyman Improving Policy competition health healthcare hospital paraplucon regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • David Hyman
    • 1
  1. 1.Law and MedicineUniversity of IllinoisUSA

About the editors

David Hyman is Professor of Law and Medicine at the University of Illinois. He served as Special Counsel at the Federal Trade Commission for three years, during which he was project leader for the set of hearings that resulted in this book.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Improving Healthcare
  • Book Subtitle A Dose of Competition A Report By The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (July, 2004), with various Supplementary Materials
  • Editors David Hyman
  • Series Title Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b135898
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-25751-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-9816-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-25752-5
  • Series ISSN 0927-4987
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 431
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic Policy
    Law and Economics
    Medical Law
    Health Informatics
    Social Policy
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