The British Context Expansion of NHS Funding More Private / International Providers Primary Care Trusts / Care Trusts Foundation Hospitals / Franchises Private Finance Initiative = Non-Commercial Basis ?
World Trade Organisation TRIPS GATS - Most Favoured Nation - National Treatment
Modes of Supply Cross Border Trade (e.g. Tele-health) Consumption Abroad Commercial Presence Presence of Natural Persons
Article 1.3 Government services are exempt where they are: supplied neither on a commercial basis, nor in competition with one or more service suppliers.
Summary Services are Internationalising Governments are Privatising GATS Facilitates Both Watch the Doha Round Carefully!
International Organisations WHO / GPPPs International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Bank World Trade Organisation (WTO) / GATT
A Typology of Healthcare Companies Providers of Services Producers of Goods Suppliers of Services Health Insurers Premises Companies