Title: Public–private partnership: a new way of thinking for health management

Authors: Olivier Keramidas, Lugdivine Bout-Colonna

Addresses: Institut de Management Public et de Gouvernance Territoriale, Paul Cezanne University, Aix-Marseille III 21 rue Gaston de Saporta, Aix-en-Provence 13100, France. ' Institut de Management Public et de Gouvernance Territoriale, Paul Cezanne University, Aix-Marseille III 21 rue Gaston de Saporta, Aix-en-Provence 13100, France

Abstract: For many decades, European countries are confronted with a rise of expenses in health. Indeed, each country tries to answer this problem by a new system of management, trying to set up a powerful and efficient management of outflow. Health networks have to resolve a double question: increase of costs and technological development with human and material resources. Here, a radical innovation of management appears essential. This evolution could have a real impact on health system in Europe, by the way of tools – and more than tools, by changing minds and health culture. In this way, we will show here how to manage partnerships between private and public organisations which could become a genuine tool of assistance and a concrete response to innovation challenges. We will talk about performance and efficiency and analyse example of French organisations, in health system, showing benefits, in terms of public and private partnership (PPP).

Keywords: public performance; public–private partnerships; PPP; innovation management; performance management; public sector; health systems; healthcare management; France; PFI; private finance initiative.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPSPM.2007.013841

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.83 - 99

Published online: 30 May 2007 *

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