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Article: Realigning public and private health care in southeast Asia

TitleRealigning public and private health care in southeast Asia
Authors
KeywordsGovernment and market: Health care
Health care reforms
Health policy
Indonesia
Malaysia
Philippines
Southeast Asia: Health
Thailand
Issue Date2008
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09512748.asp
Citation
Pacific Review, 2008, v. 21 n. 2, p. 171-187 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper compares health policy trends in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand with the purpose of drawing usable lessons in reform. The study finds that governments in the region are rapidly privatizing the provision of healthcare at the same time as they are expanding the government's role in financing. The paper argues that expansion of public financing at the same time as private provision is misconceived as the combination would aggravate instances and severity of market failures peculiar to the sector. The dysfunctional trend is particularly evident in Indonesia and the Philippines. In Thailand, in contrast, the expansion of public financing has occurred in the context of a health system dominated by public providers, which has had the effect of restraining healthcare costs. Malaysia occupies a mid position between Indonesia and the Philippines on the one hand and Thailand on the other. All four cases underline the value of state capacity in designing optimal policies and implementing them effectively.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59794
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.525
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.577
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis paper compares health policy trends in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand with the purpose of drawing usable lessons in reform. The study finds that governments in the region are rapidly privatizing the provision of healthcare at the same time as they are expanding the government's role in financing. The paper argues that expansion of public financing at the same time as private provision is misconceived as the combination would aggravate instances and severity of market failures peculiar to the sector. The dysfunctional trend is particularly evident in Indonesia and the Philippines. In Thailand, in contrast, the expansion of public financing has occurred in the context of a health system dominated by public providers, which has had the effect of restraining healthcare costs. Malaysia occupies a mid position between Indonesia and the Philippines on the one hand and Thailand on the other. All four cases underline the value of state capacity in designing optimal policies and implementing them effectively.en_HK
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dc.subjectGovernment and market: Health careen_HK
dc.subjectHealth care reformsen_HK
dc.subjectHealth policyen_HK
dc.subjectIndonesiaen_HK
dc.subjectMalaysiaen_HK
dc.subjectPhilippinesen_HK
dc.subjectSoutheast Asia: Healthen_HK
dc.subjectThailanden_HK
dc.titleRealigning public and private health care in southeast Asiaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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