Regulation of Private Primary Health Care: A Country Assessment Guide
Strong primary health care (PHC) is vital to achieving universal health care (UHC). As countries work toward UHC, they recognize that the public sector alone cannot provide all necessary comprehensive PHC services to cover country populations and that countries need to engage and effectively steward both the public and private health sectors. A critical element of health system stewardship is an effective regulatory system, which includes protections and incentives to promote access to quality care. But despite recognizing the importance of effective regulation, few low- and middle-income countries are successfully regulating private PHC.
Regulation of Private Primary Health Care: A Country Assessment Guide – This is a jointly produced and piloted assessment guide developed by the six countries listed above. The guide can be used by countries to assess country health regulatory systems, and to better understand challenges and opportunities related to regulating private PHC.