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Healthcare

For a couple of years now, CPB has a special research program focusing on healthcare. Rising cost and aeging ask for policy solutions, like competition between hospitals and a changing role for insurance companies.

Most recent publications

Causes of regional variation in Dutch healthcare expenditures: evidence from movers

We assess the relative importance of demand and supply factors as determinants of regional variation in healthcare expenditures in the Netherlands. Our empirical approach follows individuals who migrate between regions. We use individual data on annual healthcare expenditures for the entire Dutch population between the years 2006 and 2013.

CPB Discussion Paper 384 | 18 October 2018

40 pages | pdf document, 1.1 MB

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Does managed competition constrain hospitals’ contract prices? Evidence from the Netherlands

In the Dutch health care system health insurers negotiate with hospitals about the pricing of hospital products in a managed competition framework. In this paper, we study these contract prices that became for the first time publicly available in 2016. The data show substantive price variation between hospitals for the same products, and within a hospital for the same product across insurers.

CPB Discussion Paper 378 | 29 March 2018

24 pages | pdf document, 2.9 MB

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