OFT Calls For Full Probe Of UK Private Medical Industry

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT) -- The U.K. Office of Fair Trading referred its investigation of the country’s private health care market to the Competition Commission on Wednesday, finding limited access to information and a low number of providers may restrain competition in the $7.8 billion industry.

The agency's April 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 health care providers from entering the market to offer patients more choices, according to OFT...
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