Regulation in Turkey’s Pluralist Healthcare System

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.

The project was a collaboration between Bogazici University and King’s College London, conducted with support from the British Academy Newton Fund.


Project team

Dr Volkan Yılmaz (lead investigator) and Professor Susan Fairley Murray (co-investigator)

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