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March 2002 (Volume 80)
March 2002 | Dov Chernichovsky
Today in developed nations, the public pays for most medical care, with the state and the medical profession or providers determining its nature, form, and level. But there is no well-defined institutional framework for revealing consumer preferences and enabling client choice about the nature and form of public entitlement. This thwarts the efforts of health system reformers to satisfy their clients and consequently promote equity and control costs-the raison d’etre of publicly supported care. Consumers can be empowered in the emerging paradigm, however, in which the publicly financed system also contains competing fund-holding institutions that organize and manage the consumption of care (OMCC), such as HMOs and sickness funds. In a system in which individuals are entitled to health coverage, OMCC institutions can play an essential role in both shaping the entitlement and in expressing members’ preferences. To do this, the OMCCs need to be financed through capitation and endowed with appropriate constitutional rights on how to use the funds.
Author(s): Dov Chernichovsky
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Volume 80, Issue 1 (pages 5–39) DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00002 Published in 2002
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