Unhealthy policy: The political economy of Canadian public-private partnership hospitals

  title={Unhealthy policy: The political economy of Canadian public-private partnership hospitals},
  author={Heather Whiteside},
  journal={Health Sociology Review},
  pages={258 - 268}
Abstract Public–private partnerships (P3s) with the for-profit private sector are increasingly used in Canada to deliver public infrastructure and support services within the health care sector (e.g., hospitals, clinics, community health centres). This paper examines the emergence and legacy of P3s in the Canadian health care sector, classifying them as a form of neoliberal accumulation by dispossession and discussing their inability to live up to proponents’ promises. Economic and social costs… 
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