Competition in ambulatory medical care
Haucap J. , M. Coenen, in: Wettbewerb und Regulierung von Märkten und Unternehmen, Band 40, Nomos.
For 15 years, the ambulant medical sector has been systematically opened up more and more to hospitals. Hospitals and general practitioners are therefore increasingly in competition with each other, but often under unequal conditions with regard to demand planning, remuneration and investment financing. The resulting distortions of competition are analysed by the authors as examples for the fields of oncology, neurology and psychiatry and reform options are presented to reduce distortions of competition.