Understanding Paradigm of Public-Private Partnerships in Reproductive Healthcare Through an Empirical Study in India

Sandip Anand, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
R K Sinha, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

This study was done to find out quality of care differentials and determinants with respect to utilization of public-private health facilities for reproductive health care purpose in India. The research is based upon secondary analysis of data collected as a follow up to National Family Health Survey by International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India and The Johns Hopkins University, USA. Findings are based upon cross tabulation, logistic regression analysis, Jaccard analysis, and SWOT analysis. This study is an attempt to establish the relationship between facility type used with quality of care perceptions. The study tries to understand the quality of care perceptions related reasons of utilization and relative perceptual strengths and weaknesses of public and private sectors. Based upon the empirical findings a schema for public-private partnerships has been developed. The schema is based upon the constructs of core competence, quality of care ethos and need for dignified treatment.

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