Οι συμπράξεις δημοσίου - ιδιωτικού τομέα στα νοσοκομεία
Public private partnerships in hospitals
SubjectΝοσοκομεία -- Ελλάδα ; Πολιτική υγείας -- Οικονομικές απόψεις ; Συμπράξεις δημοσίου και ιδιωτικού τομέα ; Hospitals -- Greece ; Health policy -- Economic aspects ; Public-private sector cooperation
Term public private partnerships (PPP), means the investment of private capital in order to provide better public services and efficient management of public assets. They are forms of cooperatlon wlth prlvate sector enterprlses almed at ensurlng the deslgn, financing, construction, management, operation and even renovation or maintenance of public facilities or even providing services in various sectors. During the forthcoming years, EU funds will be reduced, while health sector requirements will increase, thus prompting the need to seek new funding sources. PPPs can be a frontline tool in ensuring development and growth. Law 3389/2005 paved the way for collaboration between public and private sectors. PPPs are now a key driver of regional development, job creation, faster and more efficient use of equipment and human resources but also quality, in- depth upgrade of public infrastructure and services. It is an appropriate complementary solution for projects in healthcare and the way to provide qualitative health services to citizens. The use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in hospitals shows a tendency to become an international phenomenon. PPPs have been recently adopted in our country, where they are already in the stage of planning and implementation. In this dissertation, the British experience of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and an efficiency evaluation, through a literature review of Britain's empirical evidence, are presented. PPPs are not a panacea, but should be used complementary. It is an opportunity to improve hospitals, infrastructure and services in the Greek healthcare system in order to satisfy the patient.