While the importance of the private sector in providing health services in developing countries is now widely acknowledged, the paucity of data on numbers and types of providers has prevented systematic cross-country comparisons. Using available published and unpublished sources, the authors have assembled data on the number of public and private health care providers for approximately 40 countries. This paper presents some results of the analysis of this database, looking particularly at the determinants of the size and structure of the private health sector.
Health Policy and Planning (1998) 13 (3) 195-211 [doi:10.1093/heapol/13.3.195]
Private healthcare provision in developing countries: a preliminary analysis of levels and composition
Published 4 December 2006