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Título: Competition effects from patient mobility in the European Union
Autor: Haugg, Severin
Orientador: Barros, Pedro Pita
Palavras-chave: Cross-border directive
Soft budgets
Patient mobility
Quality competition
Data de Defesa: Jun-2015
Resumo: This paper studies the effects of reimbursement for medical tourism within the European Union. We use a spatial competition framework to study the effects on prices, qualities and patient flows between two countries. Patient mobility increases with the implementation of reimbursement mechanisms. The resulting equilibria in prices and qualities depend on the rule of reimbursements and possible differences in country specific parameters. Soft budget constraints that public providers may have, pose a competitive advantage over private providers and divert demand toward the former. Supranational coordination concerning soft budgets constraints is needed to address the potentially detrimental effects on aggregate welfar
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/15771
Designação: A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Economics from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics
Aparece nas colecções:NSBE: Nova SBE - MA Dissertations

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