Poor standards of care in small, private hospitals in Maharashtra, India: implications for public–private partnerships for maternity care

@article{BhateDeosthali2011PoorSO,
  title={Poor standards of care in small, private hospitals in Maharashtra, India: implications for public–private partnerships for maternity care},
  author={Padma Bhate-Deosthali and Ritu Khatri and S. Wagle},
  journal={Reproductive Health Matters},
  year={2011},
  volume={19},
  pages={32 - 41}
}
Abstract The private health sector in India is generally unregulated. Maharashtra is among the few states which require registration of private hospitals. This paper reports on a study of standards of care in small, private hospitals (less than 30 beds) in Maharashtra state, India, with a focus on maternity care, based on interviews with the hospitals' owners or senior staff, and observation. In the absence of reliable information on the number of private hospitals in the state, a physical… Expand
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