Private Health Providers in Developing Countries: Serving the Public Interest?

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New ideas about the role of the state in developing countries have considerable implications for the social sectors, especially health care. Certain international organizations have advocated a larger role for private sector health care providers and many developing country governments have adopted this approach. Yet, until now, very little evidence has existed about how shifting the balance between public and private roles might affect equity, and the quality and efficiency of health care. This book presents the...
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Overview

New ideas about the role of the state in developing countries have considerable implications for the social sectors, especially health care. Certain international organizations have advocated a larger role for private sector health care providers and many developing country governments have adopted this approach. Yet, until now, very little evidence has existed about how shifting the balance between public and private roles might affect equity, and the quality and efficiency of health care. This book presents the results from a coordinated program of research on the private health care sector including studies by Asian, African, and Latin American researchers. It will help increase understanding of the private sector, as well as illustrating the contentious issues involved in privatization. Sara Bennett, Barbara McPake and Anne Mills are all at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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Results from a coordinated program of research on the private health care sector address three main themes: the behavior and performance of private sector providers; the market situation in which they find themselves; and the experience of incorporating private sector providers into public sector activities through contracting. The contributors paint a picture of a very heterogeneous private health care sector that places a considerable burden upon government in terms of regulation and quality assurance. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781856494960
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
About the authors
Preface
1 The public/private mix debate in health care 1
Pt. 1 The behaviour and performance of private health providers 19
2 The role of the private sector in health service provision 21
3 Public and private practitioners in a rural district of Malaysia: complements or substitutes? 40
4 Characteristics of public and private health-care providers in a Thai urban setting 54
5 Private practitioners in the slums of Karachi: professional development and innovative approaches for improving practice 71
Pt. 2 The nature and characteristics of health-care markets 83
6 Health-care markets: defining characteristics 85
7 The nature of competition among private hospitals in Bangkok 102
8 Monitoring product movement: an ethnographic study of pharmaceutical sales representatives in Bombay, India 124
9 The private-sector activities of public-sector health workers in Uganda 141
10 Regulating the funding of private health care: the South African experience 158
11 The role of an NGO in the market for maternal and child health-care services in Mexico City 174
Pt. 3 Contractual relationships between the public and private sectors 187
12 Contractual relationships between government and the commercial private sector in developing countries 189
13 To purchase or to provide? The relative efficiency of contracting out versus direct public provision of hospital services in South Africa 214
14 Private-sector involvement in public hospitals: case-studies in Bangkok 237
15 Contracting out of dietary services by public hospitals in Bombay 250
16 Contracting out of non-clinical services: the experience of Papua New Guinea 264
17 Should African governments contract out clinical health services to church providers? 276
18 Future research directions 303
Index 313
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