Health care and business don’t mix

Using private companies to provide health care on a for-profit basis is not a viable model, warn researchers. The market wins – and patients lose. According to sociologist Charlene Harrington, private, commercial nursing homes have fewer staff members per patient and inferior quality of care. Privatizing health care is often promoted as a way of ensuring cheaper and better care through competition, rather than relying on a less efficient public sector without the need to compete. But a market economy in the health sector doesn’t work, according to research presented at a conference hosted in Oslo by the REASSESS – Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model – research center.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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