Does the Private Finance Initiative Promote Innovation in Healthcare? The Case of the British National Health Service

Petratos, Pythagoras (2005) Does the Private Finance Initiative Promote Innovation in Healthcare? The Case of the British National Health Service. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 30 (6). pp. 627-642.

Abstract

The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is a specific example of health care privatization within the British National Health Service. In this essay, I critically assess the ways in which various Private Finance Initiatives have increased health care efficiency and effectiveness, as well as encouraged medical innovation. Indeed, as the analysis will demonstrate, significant empirical evidence supports the conclusion that Private Finance Initiatives are a driving force of innovation in the British Health Care System.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ritish National Health Service; health care innovation; markets; Private Finance Initiative; privatization
Subject(s): Finance
Centre: Faculty of Finance
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 15:32
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:08
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5032

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