Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Toivanen, Otto
Organisation Aalto-universitetet
Projektets titel Competition and provider incentives in health care markets
Beslutnr 325110
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.12.2022
Finansiering 233 360
Beskrivning av projektet
Developed countries are turning to market-based provision of health services in search for more efficient solutions. Markets for health services are, however, hampered by market failures, placing a large premium on an improved understanding of how market-based solutions increase efficiency, if at all. We study competition and provider choice using detailed Finnish health care data. Another objective is to further our understanding of how public procurement for health care works. Using data on Finnish public procurement of health and social services we will study questions related to competition, or the lack thereof, among providers, and the effect of procurer characteristics on outcomes. Finally, we are also interested in the important but hard-to-study question of physician incentives. We will utilize detailed data on Finnish physicians who work in both public and private sector, their prescription behavior, and their patients.