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Description - Private Health Providers in Developing Countries by Sara Bennett

New ideas on the role of the state in developing countries have considerable implications for the social sectors, especially health. 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 programme of research on the private health care sector including studies carried out by Asian, African and Latin American researchers. The conceptual chapters draw upon both industrialized and developing country literature to describe the intellectual terrain, analyse the key issues and summarize experience to date. This book will help increase understanding of the private sector, as well as illustrating the contentious issues involved in privatization. It will be useful to students and academics involved in international public health courses, and to health policy makers in developing countries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856494960
ISBN-10: 1856494969
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sara Bennett

Barbara McPake is a professor in the Institute for Global Health and Development at Queen Margaret University. Sara Bennett is an associate professor at the Center for Global Health, Johns Hopkins University. Anne Mills is a professor of health economics and policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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