Competition Law and Healthcare
Title: Can adopting telemental healthcare improve healthcare quality and accessibility?
Subtitle: How competition law might improve mental health
In what way should Competition law policy regulate telemental health to achieve wide accessibility of high quality mental health care ?
- What theory of harm appropriately balances health care quality, access and cost?
- How should the market(s) for telemental health be defined?
- In which markets does telemental health participate and which market shares does it currently occupy?
- To what extent do regulatory barriers’ effect on telemental health differ compared to conventional mental health provision in the Netherlands?
Competition law policy analysis
- Which modalities of telemental healthcare delivery have been identified as being “successful” in facilitating healthcare accessibility without compromising quality and should therefore be facilitated by Competition law policy?
- How do competition law objectives differ from other relevant policy fields?
- For what reasons are effective, proven technological healthcare innovations not/only slowly adopted and which of these reasons are related to competition law policy?
- Is competition policy capable of improving market failures in health care or are other remedies better suited for the task?
- What competition regulation options, in both a wide and a narrow sense, are likely helpful in achieving wider accessibility of mental health care without disproportionate compromise to healthcare quality?