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Quality Health Care in the European Union Thanks to Competition Law
KU Leuven, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Received: 26 November 2009; Accepted: 18 December 2009 / Published: 24 December 2009
Abstract: There are many biases concerning the application of competition law in health care. Quality concerns can however be integrated into competition law analysis. The aim of this paper is to identify the links between the application of competition law in the European Union and the right to quality health care and to point out the problems that arise when integrating quality concerns in competition law analysis. Guidelines must be issued and competition authorities must work together with institutions that have expertise in the field of health care quality measurement in order to integrate these dimensions in competition practice.
Keywords: antitrust; competition law; quality of health care; health policy
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Fornaciari, D. Quality Health Care in the European Union Thanks to Competition Law. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1-8.
Fornaciari D. Quality Health Care in the European Union Thanks to Competition Law. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(1):1-8.
Fornaciari, Diego. 2010. "Quality Health Care in the European Union Thanks to Competition Law." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 1: 1-8.