Interregional Patient Mobility in the Italian NHS: A Case of Badly-Managed Decentralization; Comment on “Regional Incentives and Patient Cross-Border Mobility: Evidence From the Italian Experience”

Neri, Stefano (2015) Interregional Patient Mobility in the Italian NHS: A Case of Badly-Managed Decentralization; Comment on “Regional Incentives and Patient Cross-Border Mobility: Evidence From the Italian Experience”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4 (12). pp. 857-859. ISSN 2322-5939

[img]
Preview
Text
13. Commentary.pdf - Published Version

Download (365kB) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.ijhpm.com/article_3084_616.html

Abstract

The article by Brenna and Spandonaro on interregional mobility for acute hospital care in Italy raises important issues concerning social and territorial equity in a healthcare system. Based on Regions and private providers’ strategic behavior, the hypothesis adopted to explain patient cross-border mobility (CBM), demonstrated by statistical analysis, may be further explored using qualitative methods. In order to reduce CBM, the central government needs to play a more active role in coordination, even in a highly decentralized National Health Service (NHS).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: fatemeh karami karami
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2015 09:08
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2015 09:08
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/21952

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item