Public-private partnership in the field of health care

Tetiana Popova, Nataliia Gavkalova


Introduction. In Ukraine, in conditions of insufficient funding and too slow reforms, an inefficient health care system (HE) has developed, which is not able to fully meet the requirements of the time and overcome such negative factors as low logistics, low staff costs, underdeveloped system health insurance, etc.

Goal. The purpose of the article is to specify the concept of PPP in relation to the specifics of the health sector, as well as to clarify the definition of PPP in the field of health.

Method (methodology). In the process of research the methods of scientific cognition were used, in particular monographic, bibliosemantic, historical, dialectical, logical generalization, system analysis.

Results. The inefficiency of public administration and financing of the health care system has been stated, which creates obstacles to improving the quality of health care. Foreign experience in attracting private investment in the industry, which will create the foundations for improving the level and quality of health care, maintaining social stability, improving citizens' access to health services. It is established that this will also have a positive effect on optimizing public spending and accelerating the reform of the industry as a whole. A new definition of the term "public-private partnership" in the field of health care has been proposed, which can be used for further scientific and practical developments. The necessity of reforming the industry with the use of alternative ways of attracting investments, namely the mechanisms of public-private partnership, is substantiated. It was found that a promising model of PPP in the field of health care can be the implementation of a private partner reconstruction of a state (municipal) medical institution, as well as obtaining the right to operate and maintain the infrastructure of such an institution during the payback period. It was found that the interaction of the state and private business in the field of health care can also be manifested in the participation of private institutions in providing free medical care to the population. Possible options for cooperation between the state and business within the PPP in the field of health care in Ukraine are considered. Priority is given to the development of health infrastructure based on attracting private investment and long-term interaction between the state and business.


public administration; health care; medical services; public funding; private capital; investments; reformingadministration; health care; medical services; public funding; private capital; investments; reforming

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