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Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care

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Rising public health care spending remains a problem in virtually all OECD and EU member countries. As a consequence, there is growing interest in policies that will ease this pressure through improved health system performance. This report examines selected policies that may help countries better achieve the goal of improved health system efficiency and thus better value for money. Drawing on multinational data sets and case studies, it examines a range policy instruments. These include: the role of competition in health markets; the scope for improving care coordination; better pharmaceutical pricing policies; greater quality control supported by stronger information and communication technology in health care; and increased cost sharing.

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Market Mechanisms and the Use of Health Care Resources

This chapter examines the potential role of competition and markets in the health sector, describes experience to date, and seeks to draw out the important policy issues for the future.

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