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Market Mimicking Reforms in Healthcare: Have they Worked?


In this lecture, Prof Chris Ham of the King's Fund will give his assessment of the various ways governments have tried to inject the forces of market competition into healthcare, including efforts to get public healthcare institutions to achieve better value-for-money, smart commissioning and Public-Private Partnerships. After nearly thirty years of trying to introduce market forces and create internal markets in healthcare, do we now have sufficient evidence to conclude that healthcare outcomes and patient satisfaction levels are superior? What types of market-based reforms work, and which do not? What are the things in healthcare that governments must do, and what are those that they can rely on markets to deliver better outcomes? This is an issue that is of relevance not just in healthcare, but also in other domains of public policy as we consider how the state-market balance ought to be re-calibrated in the post-crisis era.

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Prof. Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund; Professor, Health Policy & Management, University of Birmingham

Wednesday, 22 February 2012
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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