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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