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Quality Health Care in the European Union Thanks to Competition Law

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7010001

Keywords: antitrust, competition law, quality of health care, health policy

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There are many biases concerning the application of competition law in health care. Quality concerns can however be integrated into competition law analysis. The aim of this paper is to identify the links between the application of competition law in the European Union and the right to quality health care and to point out the problems that arise when integrating quality concerns in competition law analysis. Guidelines must be issued and competition authorities must work together with institutions that have expertise in the field of health care quality measurement in order to integrate these dimensions in competition practice.

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