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Health care reforms and the rise of multinational health care companies

Health care reforms and the rise of multinational health care companies


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Lethbridge, Jane (2015) Health care reforms and the rise of multinational health care companies. Technical Report. University of Greenwich, London, UK.

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Executive Summary:

The 2008/9 global financial crisis has had an impact on the funding and delivery of health and social care. Until 2010, government spending on health care in OECD countries had been expanding, but following the adoption of austerity policies, several years of zero growth have been recorded. This has restricted access to both health and social care services.

From 2000/1, annual rates of development assistance for health were about 10% per year but had dropped to 3.9% by 2012-3. Contributions by bi-lateral aid agencies and the World Bank International Bank for Reconstruction and Development have declined. However, the contributions by the public-private partnerships of GAVI Alliance and Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria have continued to grow. Overall, the contribution of public-private partnerships and NGOs has started to overtake contributions by governments.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: health care reforms, multinational health care companies, health care workers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:37
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None

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