Hugh Gravelle (),
Luigi Siciliani () and
Rosalind Goudie Additional contact information Rita Santos: Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
Rosalind Goudie: School of Social & Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
The relationship between the quality of health care and the extent of competition amongst providers has been the subject of intense policy interest and debate. As part of the ESHCRU programme we are undertaking a set of related investigations into this relationship in the hospital sector, in primary care (general practices) and in social care.