Keynote II

Quality in hospital care: policy levers and possible equity implications

By Luigi Siciliani, University of York

The second plenary lecture on Wednesday will look at theory and evidence on the effect of a selection of policy levers (e.g. competition, patient choice, pay for performance, integrated care) aimed at improving hospital quality and will also explore possible equity implications that may arise as a result.

Luigi Siciliani is Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York. He is Editor of the Journal of Health Economics and Chair of the Kenneth Arrow Award Committee for Best Paper in Health Economics. He specializes in hospital economics and has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include waiting times for non-emergency treatments, quality competition in hospitals, contract theory in health care, performance-based payment, and coordination between health and social care. Since 2017 he has been a member of the European Commission's Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health.


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