The effect of market reforms and new public management mechanisms on the Swiss health care system

Moresi-Izzo, Stefania, Bankauskaite, Vaida and Gericke, Christian A. (2010) The effect of market reforms and new public management mechanisms on the Swiss health care system. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 25 4: 368-385. doi:10.1002/hpm.1026


Author Moresi-Izzo, Stefania
Bankauskaite, Vaida
Gericke, Christian A.
Title The effect of market reforms and new public management mechanisms on the Swiss health care system
Journal name International Journal of Health Planning and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0749-6753
1099-1751
Publication date 2010-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/hpm.1026
Volume 25
Issue 4
Start page 368
End page 385
Total pages 18
Place of publication West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In 1996, the Federal Law on Health Insurance (LAMal) was adopted in order to contain costs in Swiss health care. At the same time, the reform aimed to maintain or even improve solidarity and encourage institutional reform through new public management (NPM) and market mechanisms. More freedom in contractual conditions between insurers and providers and a clearer distinction of responsibilities between federal and regional (cantonal) authorities were stipulated to achieve efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency. The focus of this paper is an analysis of the effects of market reforms and NPM mechanisms introduced with the LAMal on the cost-containment, quality of care and equity objectives in the Swiss health care system.
Keyword Health care reform
Switzerland
Social health insurance
New public management
Health financing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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