Contractual design and PPPs for hospitals: Lessons for the Portuguese model

Pedro Pita Barros, Xavier Martinez-Giralt

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Recently the Portuguese Government announced the launching of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to build hospitals with the distinctive feature that infrastructure construction and clinical activities management will be awarded to separate private parties. Also, one of the parties will be in charge of providing soft facilities. We explore alternative configurations of contracts and assess whether the equilibrium allocations attain the first-best solution. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-453
JournalEuropean Journal of Health Economics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009


  • Contract design
  • Public-private partnerships


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