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Health Services

Rupa Chanda

in Integrating Services in South Asia

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780198069959
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080021 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069959.003.0006
Health Services

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This chapter presents an overview of the basic health indicators and status of healthcare in South Asia. It highlights the infrastructure and human resource requirements in this sector and thus the potential opportunity segments for commercial and collaborative engagement. It then analyzes policy trends and regulations in the healthcare sector to determine the extent to which health services have been opened up to private sector participation and foreign investment. It also describes the status of intra-regional trade, investment, and collaboration initiatives in health services, as well as some of the challenges limiting regional initiatives in health services in South Asia. In addition, it assesses the preparedness of the health services sector for liberalization. Finally, the chapter discusses the possible steps to furthering cooperation in health services in South Asia.

Keywords: South Asia; healthcare; health services; infrastructure; regulations; private sector; foreign investment; trade; cooperation; liberalization

Chapter.  9781 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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