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

Xavier Martinez-Giralt, Pedro Pita Barros

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-453
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Health Economics
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Apr 2009


  • Contract design
  • Public-private partnerships


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