What determines whether a system of choice is a success? How to ensure the quality-enhancing competition which was the underlying motive behind the reform? What can we learn from other countries’ system of choice? In this study these issues are addressed using a framework originally developed by the Office of Fair Trading. The model was tested and developed further at a workshop on elderly care attended with a number of Swedish experts. The model clarifies the systematic requirements for competition based on quality in a demand and a supply side. If not the right conditions prevail on either side of the market, the system of choice cannot work properly.
For information regarding the study, please contact senior economist Karl Lundvall.