Working paper

The growth of non-state hospitals in Vietnam: Implications for policy and regulatory options

9 Mar 2012
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In the context of the World Health Organisation identifying the commercialisation of hospitals as a key challenge for health systems, this paper summarises the results of studies of the non-state hospital sector in Vietnam.

Some commentators have linked the growth of the private sector with increasing commercialisation of the health sector. The World Health Report 2008 identified commercialisation and hospital centrism as key challenges for health systems.

This working paper summarises the results of studies of the non-state hospital sector in Vietnam undertaken by the Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Ministry of Health, Vietnam, with the support of the Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge Hub at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne. The paper forms part of a broader examination of the role of non-state hospitals in middle income countries of Asia, with further in-depth country studies also in Indonesia.

The aim of these studies was to examine the recent growth of hospital services in selected countries of the Asia-Pacific region, to identify factors contributing to and impacting on this growth and to explore the potential regulatory and policy responses. This paper examines the findings from Vietnam in the light of contemporary international literature and policy concerns.

 

Authors: Krishna Hort, University of Melbourne; Khuong Anh Tuan, Health Policy and Strategy Institute, Ministry of Health, Vietnam; Tran Thi Mai Oanh, Health Policy and Strategy Institute, Ministry of Health, Vietnam; trinh Ngoc Thanh, health Policy and Strategy Institute, Ministry of health, Vietnam; Nguyen Hai Phong, Health Policy and Strategy Institute, Ministry of Health, Vietnam; Nguyen Thi Minh Hieu, Health Policy and Strategy Institute, Ministry of Health, Vietnam

 

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