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Public-Private Partnerships as a Way of Financing in the Healthcare System (Based on the Examples of Poland and the United Kingdom)

Vol. 9, No 3, 2016

Marta Łakomy-Zinowik

 

University of Szczecin, Poland

marta_lakomy@wp.pl

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AS A WAY OF FINANCING IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (BASED ON THE EXAMPLES OF POLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM)

Zuzana Horváthová

 

Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic,

 zuzana.horvathova@mup.cz

 

 Abstract. Proper operation of the healthcare sector is essentially dependant on the way of its financing. This article aims at analysing the process of implementing a public-private partnership (PPP) in the UK healthcare, because this country is the world’s forerunner and leader in using this form in the execution of public tasks. Defining good practices used in the British model will enable the analysis of the PPP market in Polish healthcare, determination  of its strong and weak sides, and identification of possible ways for  overcoming them. The reason for comparing  British and Polish models is justified by Britain’s many years of experience in carrying out complex services by private subjects within public healthcare and is supported by the fact that both PPP implementation and  organization of healthcare in the UK is recognized as exemplary all over the world. This thesis is based on the axiom that  public-private partnership presents a chance to execute public tasks while limiting the use of funds that come from local authorities and the government.

 

Received: August, 2016

1st Revision: October, 2016

Accepted: December, 2016

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2016/9-3/12

 

JEL Classification: K23, E66, H40, H68

Keywordspublic finance, public-private partnership, own tasks of local authorities, legal regulations concerning public-private partnership