Further advances in knowledge on the role of the private sector in health systems

posted Jul 18, 2014, 8:20 AM by Jeff Knezovich
Birger C Forsberg and Dominic Montagu

This new supplement to Health Policy and Planning is an outcome of the Second Symposium on the Role of the Private Sector in Health Systems held in Toronto on 9 July 2011. The symposium invited researchers and policy makers around the world to participate with presentations on five themes central to the scientific development of understanding on the role of the private sector in health systems.

  • Paying for private care: the private sector and health financing.
  • Good, bad, or indistinguishable: quality of care in the private sector.
  • Human resources for health and the private sector.
  • The private sector role in the overall health system: policy issues in the private sector.
  • Juxtaposing private health care in rich and poor countries.
A number of strong presentations were given at the symposium (The Private Sector in Health 2011).

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