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Healthcare Fraud, Corruption and Waste in Europe

National and Academic Perspectives

Healthcare Fraud, Corruption and Waste in Europe
  • Year of publication 2017
  • 250 pages
Editor:Misja Mikkers, Wolf Sauter, Paul Vincke, and Jos Boertjens
Category: Criminology General
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐685‐5 | paperback | 1st edition | ±€ 55,00 / $ 82,50 / £ 51,00
Expected 13 March 2017

The lack of well-documented, factual information on fraud, waste and corruption in the healthcare sector is an important ally for those who would seek to abuse healthcare systems for their own profit. Our lack of knowledge of the incidence, nature and extent of fraud, waste and corruption in healthcare is a threat to the establishment of effective counter-fraud strategies. It prevents those who finance healthcare provision from understanding in clear and quantifiable terms the need to invest resources into counter-fraud activities. As a consequence, fraud remains a matter of moral hazard and healthcare systems continue to suffer considerable financial damage, as well as all the associated consequences for the quality of care that patients receive. It was for these reasons that the European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network (EHFCN) and the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa, member of EHFCN) decided to collaborate to publish this book.