Public-private partnership in health and long-term care: The Hong Kong experience

Wing Tung Ho, Ben Yuk Fai Fong

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Abstract

An exponential growth in elderly population reflects a proportional increase in recourses that are unaffordable and unsustainable to the economy. This rapid demand for health services and long-term care not only leads to non-financial implication like shortage of manpower and long waiting time, but this also creates a large burden on health and related services in the public sector. Involving the private sector to provide better and more efficient facilities and services and to encourage innovation will enhance productivity, speed up project and service delivery, and increase opportunities for investment in health. This chapter examines existing problems within health care systems in aging populations such as Hong Kong, explores the advantages and challenges of Public Private Partnership (PPP), identifies successful factors in establishing PPPs models, reviews the PPP projects in Hong Kong and elsewhere and recommends methods in promoting PPP in health and long-term care as sustainable solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population
PublisherIGI Global
Pages103-124
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781522526346
ISBN (Print)9781522526339
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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