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MECHANISM OF COMPETITION IN HEALTHCARE SECTOR

Vol. 2, No 1, 2009

Iga Rudawska,

Department of Marketing

University of Szczecin, Poland

igita@wneiz.pl

www.us.szc.pl/rudawska

 Mechanism of Competition in Healthcare Sector

 

 

ABSTRACT. The competition problems in the sub-sector of stationary health care presented in this paper induce a reflection that competition types and instruments applied are a derivative of the organisation of a given healthcare system as well as of the specificity of health care per se. The author considers the problems of obtaining competitive advantage in the sub-sector of stationary health care. Therefore, the fundamental objective of this paper is constituted around identification the types and instruments of competition with respect to stationary healthcare establishments. The remarks done in the paper can be useful both for Polish and Ukrainian healthcare sector.

Received: October, 2008

1st Revision: January, 2009

Accepted: March, 2009

JEL Classification: I1, H51

Keywords:: healthcare sector, competition, patients, healthcare providers