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What a Patient Must, Can and Wants to Have: Demand for Health Care and its Economic Consequences
What a Patient Must, Can and Wants to Have: Demand for Health Care and its Economic Consequences

Author(s): Jan Mertl
Subject(s): Political economy, Health and medicine and law, Public Finances
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Demand for health care; public resources; private spending; health care system;
Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to show three different approaches to health care provision based on different position of the patient in the system – or to be more precise, different incentives for health care provision. It tries to justify, that there is not a single type of demand for health care, but looking close at the demand, we can identify three subtypes of it, based on objective need evaluation and subjective decision.