Regulatory effects in health care: Philosophies, impacts, and free markets

Academic Article


  • In spite of the fact that other service sectors such as airlines, retail banking, telecommunications, railroads, trucking, securities brokerage, and insurance have experienced remarkable transformations toward more deregulated environments, the health care industry continues to be very heavily regulated. This article first examines the major theories and general schools of thought surrounding the concept of regulation in general, followed by an examination of the influence governmental regulations have had on hospitals in particular, specifically as they relate to stimulating competitiveness, efficiencies, and cost control. © 2000 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Trinh HQ; O’Connor SJ
  • Start Page

  • 57
  • End Page

  • 75
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 3