Public-Private Partnerships in Health

Improving Infrastructure and Technology

  • Veronica Vecchi
  • Mark Hellowell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Veronica Vecchi, Niccolò Cusumano
    Pages 15-42
  3. Veronica Vecchi
    Pages 43-64
  4. Veronica Vecchi, Francesca Casalini
    Pages 65-84
  5. Mark Hellowell, Veronica Vecchi
    Pages 85-109

About this book


This book considers the use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the delivery of physical assets, infrastructure and technologies and related clinical services, in the health sector. The PPP model represents the most complex form of contracting transaction yet to have emerged in the health sector, owing to its long-term character, financial complexity, and risk-allocation mechanisms. This book draws on the lessons of policy-makers, managers and private companies to address the specific challenges in the health sector. It is the reference guide to PPPs in health, presenting the theory, evidence and practice, and making them operationally relevant to all PPP stakeholders.

Veronica Vecchi is Professor of Public Management and Business Government Relations at Bocconi University School of Management (SDA Bocconi), Italy. 

Mark Hellowell is Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where his research focuses on the public/private interface in healthcare financing and services.


Healthcare Public Private Partnerships Health policy Governance Contracting Management PPP strategies Implementation Decision-makers Service Physical assets Infrastructure Technology Clinical services Health Sector World Bank Markets Health agencies International financial institutions capacity gap

Editors and affiliations

  • Veronica Vecchi
    • 1
  • Mark Hellowell
    • 2
  1. 1.Bocconi UniversityMilanItaly
  2. 2.University of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

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