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Free to choose? The impact of healthcare reform
Martin Gaynor, Carol Propper and Stephan Seiler
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP397:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013

JEL Classification: D12; I11; I18; L13; L30

Tags: demand estimation; non-price competition; health economics; patient choice; health care reform

Has the introduction of greater choice and competition in healthcare in England led to improved outcomes for patients? The authors assess changes in the quality of care that hospitals provided for cardiac surgery patients following the mid-2000s reforms.

This article summarises 'Free to choose? Reform and demand response in the National Health Service' by Martin Gaynor, Carol Propper and Stephan Seiler, CEP Discussion Paper No.1179, November 2012