This work gives an overview of the impact of EU competition rules and internal market law on healthcare systems in Europe. Alongside a thorough discussion of healthcare provision and the medical professions, the book covers health insurance, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.
There is an examination of the impact of the four freedoms, the cartel and abuse of dominance prohibitions and merger control, as well as the rules on state aid and public procurement. The book also considers horizontal measures as they affect healthcare.
Written by experts, this is an ideal tool for those requiring an in-depth discussion of this important area of EU law.
Leigh Hancher is Professor of European Law at Tilburg University and is Of Counsel at the Amsterdam office of Allen & Overy LLP. She is a well-known EU law expert and has counselled firms in a broad range of procedures. Wolf Sauter is Professor of Healthcare Regulation at Tilburg University and Competition Expert for the Dutch Healthcare Authority. He is a leading academic in the field of European healthcare law and an experienced regulatory practitioner. Both authors are senior researchers at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC).
PART I: INTRODUCTION ; 1. Introduction ; 2. EU Law Toolbox ; PART II: THE INTERNAL MARKET ; 3. Internal Market: Services ; 4. Internal Market: Establishment, Goods and Capital ; 5. Secondary Rules: Horizontal ; 6. Secondary Rules: Vertical ; PART III: COMPETITION ; 7. Competition ; 8. State Aid ; 9. Public Procurement ; PART IV: CASE STUDIES ; 10. Pharmaceuticals ; 11. Medical Devices ; 12. Health Insurance ; PART V: CONCLUSION ; 13. Conclusion