Contractual design and public-private parternships for hospitals


Recently the Portuguese Government announced the launching of public private partnerships to build hospitals with the distinctive feature that both infrastructure construction and the clinical activities management will be awarded to a private party. Accordingly there appear coordination issues that are novel in the design of PPP contracts. We explore the conditions allowing for the optimal design contracts design under several some plausible scenarios.

Published as: Contractual Design and PPPs for Hospitals: Lessons for the Portuguese Model. in The European Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics in Prevention and Care (HEPAC) , Vol. 10, No. 4, 437--53, January, 2009