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Table 1 Regulation of health products and services

From: Innovation in regulation of rapidly changing health markets

Parameter Health Practitioners/Providers Medicines Health facilities Medical equipment
Volume Limits on numbers in medical school, residency, or licensed Public procurement arrangements Approvals to establish facilities Limits on major equipment purchases
Safety and quality Training and continuing education requirements Product and/or process standards Product and/or process standards Product and/or process standards
   Licensing systems Licensing systems Licensing systems
   Product labelling requirements   
Price Salary scales Import restrictions Control on service prices Control on service prices
   Subsidies   
   Controls on product prices   
  1. Adapted from Ensor and Weinzierl (2006).