UK Pushes Full Exam For $7.8B Private Medical Industry

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 5:15 PM EST) -- Citing concerns about the distortion of competition in the U.K.'s private health care market, British antitrust regulators on Thursday tentatively recommended a broader probe into the $7.8 billion industry.

The U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading provisionally decided to refer the matter to the country's Competition Commission for a more in-depth investigation of privately funded health care services.

The agency's market study found that private patients can't get easy access to key information about quality and cost of services and that there were barriers keeping new private...
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