Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1586/14737167.6.6.647
Title: Black or white cat? Ideology meets reality in healthcare finance and provision
Authors: Lim, M.-K. 
Keywords: Health economics
Health insurance
Health system
Public-private partnership
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Citation: Lim, M.-K. (2006-12). Black or white cat? Ideology meets reality in healthcare finance and provision. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 6 (6) : 647-651. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1586/14737167.6.6.647
Abstract: Despite the intense debates over state or private sector dominance in healthcare finance and provision, there are no clear winners. Failed models exist on either end of the ideological spectrum and no country in the world has one that is purely public or purely private. Neither does a perfect public-private mix exist; all solutions are, at best, partial. The important questions are whether or not the political choices made are affordable, sustainable and equitable. When ideology meets reality, it boils down to what trade-offs different societies at different stages of economic development are willing to make. © 2006 Future Drugs Ltd.
Source Title: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108274
ISSN: 14737167
DOI: 10.1586/14737167.6.6.647
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