Management in Health, Vol 19, No 2 (2015)

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EGALITARIANISM IN HEALTHCARE - PROS AND CONS; THE IMPERATIVE FOR INNOVATIVE LENS IN WESTERN BALKANS

Jonila GABRANI, Neal WALLACE, Adriatik GABRANI, Joan BLOOM

Abstract


Thematic “public versus private healthcare” has arisen thousands of lively debates through decades and has provoked reactions from academics each arguing for his own viewpoint, yet, in the light of actual healthcare reforms across systems, giving a second thought of “how and where to allocate resources” it is not a waste of time. As to the Western Balkan countries context, the eagerness to catch up with the free market system has been quite an appealing model (due to the historical-political common frame), and turning back to the one tier system would seem like turning back old times. In this viewpoint we strive to outlook and give a panorama of pros and cons of egalitarian-one tier system versus multiple tier system approach; going beyond the efficiency and pragmatist solutions, what does the literature suggest about egalitarianism in the modern society? We opt also to present the of Private-Public Partnership concept (new experiences) as a less discussed trend in these countries.

 

Keywords: Egalitarianism, healthcare, Eastern Europe, Public Private Partnership

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