English, Article edition: Is Patient Choice an Effective Mechanism to Reduce Waiting Times? Diane Dawson; Rowena Jacobs; Steve Martin; ...

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Title
  • Is Patient Choice an Effective Mechanism to Reduce Waiting Times?
Author
  • Diane Dawson
  • Rowena Jacobs
  • Steve Martin
  • Peter Smith
Physical Description
  • article
Notes
  • In many countries, patient choice is a routine part of the normal healthcare system. However, many choice initiatives in secondary care are part of policies aimed at reducing waiting times. This article provides evidence on the effectiveness of patient choice as a mechanism to reduce waiting times within a metropolitan area. The London Patient Choice Project was a large-scale pilot offering patients on hospital waiting lists a choice of alternative hospitals with shorter waiting times. A total of 22
  • Hospitalisation, Patient-preference
  • RePEc:wkh:aheahp:v:3:y:2004:i:4:p:195-203
Language
  • English
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