Corporatisation and regulation in the private healthcare sector – India (CRiPS)

This project is concerned with the expansion and changing face of private sector hospital care and related diagnostic services through an organised, and increasingly transnational, healthcare industry. Using a detailed case study in Maharashtra State, India, the study aims to: examine the implications of these emerging forms of healthcare delivery and their business and management practices for the healthcare sector and for practitioners and users of their services; consider the nature of past attempts at effective private sector regulation; and to advance the development of a social accountability framework for regulation of the sector.

The project is a collaboration between King’s College London and Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI), a civil society organisation based in Pune, India. SATHI’s mission is to contribute to the building of the movement for ‘Health For All’ through collective action and research in India.

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