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Making Markets in Long-Term Care: Or How a Market Can Work by Being Invisible
Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3008-1297
2017 (English)In: Health Care Analysis, ISSN 1065-3058, E-ISSN 1573-3394, Vol. 25, no 3, 242-259 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many Western countries have introduced market principles in health- care. The newly introduced financial instrument of ‘‘care-intensity packages’’ in the Dutch long-term care sector fit this development since they have some character- istics of a market device. However, policy makers and care providers positioned these instruments as explicitly not belonging to the general trend of marketisation in healthcare. Using a qualitative case study approach, we study the work that the two providers have done to fit these instruments to their organisations and how that enables and legitimatises market development. Both providers have done various types of work that could be classified as market development, including creating accounting systems suitable for markets, redefining public values in the context of markets, and starting commercial initiatives. Paradoxically, denying the existence of markets for long-term care and thus avoiding ideological debates on the marketi- sation of healthcare has made the use of market devices all the more likely. Making the market invisible seems to be an operative element in making the market work. Our findings suggest that Dutch long-term care reform points to the need to study the ‘making’ rather than the ‘liberalising’ of markets and that the study of healthcare markets should not be confined to those practices that explicitly label themselves as such.

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Springer, 2017. Vol. 25, no 3, 242-259 p.
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Financial instruments, Health care markets, Long-term care, Market development, The Netherlands
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122267DOI: 10.1007/s10728-015-0292-0ISI: 000407052200004PubMedID: 25953060OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-122267DiVA: diva2:864334
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Funding agencies: Market, State and Society program of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy

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