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The OECD holds a roundtable on enhancing beneficial competition in the health professions

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In light of the written submissions, the background note and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: Health Care Professions and Competition (1) Restrictions on entry into the health professions serve an important purpose of protecting consumers from unqualified health care practitioners. However, at times the actual restrictions go too far. The need to protect consumers from charlatans has led to professional licensure in the health care professions, often endorsed in varying degrees by the government. The restrictions inherent in obtaining and maintaining professional licensure both serve as a means of ensuring quality of care

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on enhancing beneficial competition in the health professions, 1 October 2004, e-Competitions October 2004, Art. N° 85721

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