Health Market Inquiry South Africa

Published by Economisch Bureau Amsterdam on

The Health Market Inquiry, carried out by the South African Competition Commission, has been completed. This is one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted in this field. As a member of the independent panel of experts, Cees van Gent (associate partner at the Amsterdam Bureau for Economics) played an important role in the research.

The findings and recommendations are also relevant for the Netherlands, which, like South Africa, uses market incentives to manage health care. South Africa, however, goes a step further. For example, the private hospital sector in South Africa – roughly half the size in the Netherlands – is dominated by three stock-listed groups. The consequences of this are also relevant to the Dutch policy debate.

Would you like to know more? Contact Cees van Gent ( or
+ 31- (0) 6-396 56 440)

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