Health Policy Monitor, Health Purchasing Agencies

Hofmarcher, Maria M. and Riedel, Monika (2004) Health Policy Monitor, Health Purchasing Agencies. Bertelsmann Stiftung, Health Policy Monitor 2004 (3), 5 p.

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To enhance planning, control and financing competence the Austrian government is promoting the creation of health purchasing agencies. The main task of these agencies is to purchase services on the "health market" according to predefined quality standards and prices. If implemented, the creation of Health Purchasing Agencies would constitute the most important health sector reform since the Social Security Act was enacted in 1955.

Item Type: Discussion/ Working Paper (Unspecified)
Keywords: System Organisation -- Integration, Funding -- Pooling, Quality Improvement, Political Context, Access, Remuneration -- Payment
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 09:37
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 12:21

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