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Public Private Partnership in Health Care: Expectations and Results of Implementation in Foreign Countries
From the beginning of the 1990s, a concept of public-private partnership (PPP) has become a topic of growing interest to researchers, yet little comprehensive evidence about PPP impact on healthcare has been accumulated so far. Thus, questions remain about feasibility of its implementation in healthcare, mostly because of the complicated performance measurement system in care delivery projects. For this reason, the present study aims to evaluate results of PPP implementation in the healthcare of foreign countries (on the example of the United Kingdom, Spain and Canada) and provide some useful lessons learned from their experience. A results-oriented approach of ex-post PPP assessment is employed as a primary method of the quantitative and qualitative data analysis to determine whether the objectives (predefined outcomes) of PPP implementation in healthcare have been successfully achieved. As a result, main lessons learned from PPP implementation in healthcare of the selected countries are summarized. Finally, the main research findings may provide a foundation for future research on this problem in the context of the Russian healthcare sector.