Regulating entrepreneurial behaviour in European health care systems

Richard B. Saltman, Reinhard Busse and Elias Mossialos (ed.)
Open University Press ISBN: 0 335 20922 X Hardback £65.00 Paperback:c.£22.50

A wide range of entrepreneurial initiatives have been introduced within European health care systems during the last decade. While these initiatives promised more efficient management, they also triggered concerns about reduced equity and quality in service provision. This book explores emerging regulatory strategies that seek to capture the benefits of entrepreneurial innovation without sacrificing the core policy objective of a socially responsible health care system.