Corporatisation and Regulation in India’s Private Healthcare Sector

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The Corporatisation and Regulation in the Private Healthcare Sector in India (CRiPS) project was 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 research aimed 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.

CRiPS was a collaboration between King’s College London Department of International Development in London, and Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI) in Pune. The project was conducted with support from the UK Joint Health Systems Research Initiative, funded by the UK Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Department for International Development and Wellcome Trust.


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Project team

Professor Susan Fairley Murray and Dr Indira Chakravarthi (lead investigators), Shweta Marathe, Deepali Yakkundi, Dr Abhay Shukla, Dr Benjamin Hunter, Dr Arun Gadre, Dr Sanjay Nagral

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