A Single Market in Healthcare Services by Stealth?

Citation:

of Dr. Lior Herman, Department International Relations. 2015. “A Single Market in Healthcare Services by Stealth?”.
A Single Market in Healthcare Services by Stealth?

Type of Work:

Working Paper

Abstract:

Member States have up to now been reluctant to extend the Single Market sphere to the healthcare service trade, despite indications that market forces are at play. Forming part of a wider project on the construction of markets in Europe, this paper explores whether market integration is taking place in healthcare services from a narrow trade perspective. Applying an analysis based on measuring trade through the four modes of service supply, the paper finds that an internal market is gradually being formed within different layers of healthcare services provision, and to a higher degree than political developments at EU level would lead us to expect.

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