Advances in Knowledge on the Role of the Private Sector in Health

Guest Editor: Birger C Forsberg
Volume 29, Suppl 1; July 2014

http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/suppl_1.toc3.cover

Nearly 50% of total expenditure on health in low- and middle-income countries is private, rising to ∼70% in countries such as Pakistan, Liberia, India and Myanmar. This supplement to Health Policy and Planning is an outcome of the Second Symposium on the Role of the Private Sector in Health Systems held in Toronto on 9 July 2011. The five papers (free access) of this supplement are an illustration of the improved understanding of the private sector that the symposia have contributed to.

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