Public private partnerships : systematic review of available models for improving health care services

18 Dec 2020

Given the constraints of governments to deliver health care, engaging private investment in the form of public-private partnership (PPP) is gaining popularity. The aim of present study is to review the rationale and types of public private partnerships in improving capacity of healthcare systems. The study adopted a systematic literature review. Based on existing data, this study provides important information on structuring roles and responsibilities of the private and public sector players in PPP arrangements. Well-designed PPPs in healthcare have been associated with financial benefits, quality improvement and access to health services. The findings of this study can be adopted by PPP experts, health policy designers and implementers when making choices to engage PPPs especially at a time when health systems are under stress due to COVID-19 outbreak.