- Nigel Hawkes
Competition can improve health services and reduce costs, the pressure group Reform has concluded.
A new report by the market oriented think tank provides examples of healthcare systems around the world to show that, far from fragmenting services, as critics of the government’s healthcare reforms claim, competition and reconfiguration can integrate and improve them.
In Massachusetts, the report says, community services for elderly patients were improved after “any willing providers” were sought to reorganise them. The …