ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Blurring of Boundaries: Public-Private Partnerships in Health Services in India

This paper traces the evolution, structure and characteristics of public-private partnerships in healthcare over the last six decades. It argues that these partnerships have broken down the traditional boundaries between the market and the state, leading to the emergence of multiple actors with multiple roles and newer institutional arrangements that have redefined their role, power and authority. The fragmentation of role and authority has serious consequences for comprehensiveness, governance and accountability of health services.

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