Krishna Hort

Briefing paper

Analysing regulatory systems in mixed public-private health systems: a new assessment tool and its application in India

Health systems in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Asia-Pacific region can be characterised as mixed public-private systems, with common features such as blurred boundaries between public and private sectors, low government investment in public services and ineffectual policies and institutions for regulating...
Working paper

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

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...

Non-communicable diseases and health systems reform in low and middle-income countries

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming an increasing major health and socio-economic concern in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). The World Health Organization estimates that NCDs accounted for 63 per cent of global mortality in 2008, 80 per cent of which was in LMICs. Experiences of high-income countries...
Conference paper

What's the state of health in Australian cities?

This paper examines the ways in which the urban built environment influences health, with particular reference to the Greater Western region of metropolitan Sydney.