Policy conflicts: Market-oriented reform in health care

Wilfred Dolfsma*, Robert McMaster

*Corresponding author for this work

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From an institutionalist perspective, we identify five sources of policy conflict. Each may explain why policies intended to obtain particular goals for an institutionalized practice may have unintended consequences. We illustrate by analyzing attempts at introducing market-oriented reform in health care provision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-316
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Economic Issues
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • health care
  • market-oriented reform
  • policy
  • policy conflict


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