EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Market Empowerment of the Patient: The French Experience

Philippe Batifoulier (), Jean-Paul Domin and Maryse Gadreau

Review of Social Economy, 2011, vol. 69, issue 2, 143-162

Abstract: Through analysis of the French experience, this article explores the way economic policy has sought to encourage active, well-informed patients by giving them market power. The new status of the patient as consumer is based on two foundations: the endeavour to build a healthcare market and the activation of demand-based policies. The keystone of this new system is a conception of the market as a process constructed by economic policy. Recent measures such as the standardization of care and the introduction of incentives to respect a treatment pathway then constitute effective levers to establish a free-market rationale.

Keywords: institutional change; health demand; marketization; active patient; French health system (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00346760903480566 (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
Working Paper: Market Empowerment of the Patient: The French Experience (2011)
Working Paper: Market empowerment of the patient: the French experience (2011)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:taf:rsocec:v:69:y:2011:i:2:p:143-162

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/RRSE20

DOI: 10.1080/00346760903480566

Access Statistics for this article

Review of Social Economy is currently edited by Wilfred Dolfsma and John Davis

More articles in Review of Social Economy from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().

 
Page updated 2020-02-23
Handle: RePEc:taf:rsocec:v:69:y:2011:i:2:p:143-162