Berlingske Tidende has, in the April 3 issue, published the article “Sund i Singapore” written by partner Christian Jervelund from Copenhagen Economics.
Christian Jervelund argues that the Danish healthcare system is under pressure due to the lack of incentives facing individuals when receiving a treatment they do not directly pay for. When the price of the treatment is zero this leads to excessive consumption. The Danish health system could look to Singapore where the implementation of co-payment by individuals has been largely successful. Singapore’s ability to apply a proper pricing mechanism and to keep attention to the incentives facing individuals has resulted in high quality treatments at lower costs compared to Denmark – and the rest of the western world.
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