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Article: Health Care Reforms in Developing Asia: Propositions and Realities

TitleHealth Care Reforms in Developing Asia: Propositions and Realities
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/DECH
Citation
Development and Change, 2009, v. 40 n. 3, p. 531-549 How to Cite?
AbstractMarket-oriented reforms in the health sector continue to dominate health policy agendas in many developing countries despite growing evidence of their negative impacts. This article critically examines eight key arguments that are used to justify market-oriented reforms and that continue to hold widespread appeal among policy makers and analysts. The authors conclude that although the axiom that health care is atypical due to pervasive market failures is widely acknowledged by reformers, the scope and depth of the negative consequences of market competition and private sector involvement are systematically underestimated in policy design and implementation, while the regulatory capacity to overcome them is overestimated. Their analysis suggests that while there is considerable scope for market-oriented reforms, the success of such reforms depends on a tight set of conditions that are often absent in the health care sector, especially but not exclusively in developing countries.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/207585
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.72
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.069

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorWu, X-
dc.contributor.authorRamesh, M-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-09T04:39:36Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-09T04:39:36Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationDevelopment and Change, 2009, v. 40 n. 3, p. 531-549-
dc.identifier.issn0012-155X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/207585-
dc.description.abstractMarket-oriented reforms in the health sector continue to dominate health policy agendas in many developing countries despite growing evidence of their negative impacts. This article critically examines eight key arguments that are used to justify market-oriented reforms and that continue to hold widespread appeal among policy makers and analysts. The authors conclude that although the axiom that health care is atypical due to pervasive market failures is widely acknowledged by reformers, the scope and depth of the negative consequences of market competition and private sector involvement are systematically underestimated in policy design and implementation, while the regulatory capacity to overcome them is overestimated. Their analysis suggests that while there is considerable scope for market-oriented reforms, the success of such reforms depends on a tight set of conditions that are often absent in the health care sector, especially but not exclusively in developing countries.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/DECH-
dc.relation.ispartofDevelopment and Change-
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.titleHealth Care Reforms in Developing Asia: Propositions and Realitiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailRamesh, M: mramesh@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-7660.2009.01539.x-
dc.identifier.hkuros170266-
dc.identifier.volume40-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage531-
dc.identifier.epage549-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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