The article by Brenna and Spandonaro on interregional mobility for acute hospital care in Italy raises important issues concerning social and territorial equity in a healthcare system. Based on Regions and private providers’ strategic behavior, the hypothesis adopted to explain patient cross-border mobility (CBM), demonstrated by statistical analysis, may be further explored using qualitative methods. In order to reduce CBM, the central government needs to play a more active role in coordination, even in a highly decentralized National Health Service (NHS).
|Titolo:||Interregional Patient Mobility in the Italian NHS : A Case of Badly-Managed Decentralization : Comment on “Regional Incentives and Patient Cross-Border Mobility: Evidence From the Italian Experience|
|Parole Chiave:||Patient Mobility; Italian National Health Service (NHS); Decentralization; Managed Competition; Patient Choice|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/09 - Sociologia dei Processi economici e del Lavoro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2015|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||ago-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.15171/ijhpm.2015.154|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|