Picture: Ankara Bilkent City Hospital – the largest of Turkey’s ‘health campuses’. Credit: Metuboy, via Wikimedia Commons
Many governments have been seeking private sector solutions in response to rising costs of medical care and commitments to universal healthcare coverage. Healthcare is also increasingly viewed as an industry that can contribute to economic development. However, extensive private sector activity in healthcare brings new challenges in the public regulation of the sector. This project examined these issues in Turkey, where healthcare has undergone significant change since the launch of a Health Transformation Program in 2003.
- Yılmaz V and P Aktas (2021). The making of a global medical tourism destination: From state-supported privatisation to state entrepreneurialism in healthcare in Turkey (paywalled). Global Social Policy, 21(2): 301–318
- Yılmaz V (2021). Rethinking Universal Health Coverage: A qualitative study of patient organisation perspectives on the Turkish health-care system (paywalled). Sociology of Health & Illness, 43(6): 1372-1387
- Yılmaz V (2021). Exploring Patient Experiences of the Internal Market for Healthcare Provision in Turkey: Publicness under Pressure (paywalled). Journal of Social Policy, 50(3): 588-605
Dr Volkan Yılmaz (lead investigator) and Professor Susan Fairley Murray (co-investigator)