Dutch health system reforms can be characterized by an ambiguous approach, combining competition and private initiatives on several health care markets with restrictive measures inspired by social values. Respecting equal access to necessary health care services on a competitive market appears to be an extremely difficult and bureaucratic exercise, if not impossible.

equality, health insurance reforms, price liberalization, public-private arrangements, regulated competition
dx.doi.org/10.1163/157180910X504810, hdl.handle.net/1765/62156
European Journal of Health Law
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

den Exter, A.P. (2010). Health system reforms in the Netherlands: From public to private and its effects on equal access to health care. European Journal of Health Law, 17(3), 223–233. doi:10.1163/157180910X504810