The Vietnamese Health Care System in Change: A Policy Network Analysis of a Southeast Asian Welfare Regime

The Vietnamese Health Care System in Change: A Policy Network Analysis of a Southeast Asian Welfare Regime
Date of publication:  2012
Publisher:  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Number of pages:  370
Code:  IU34
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ISBN: 9789814345682
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Within the last twenty years a large-scale bottom-up privatization has taken place in Vietnam, changing and dismantling the public health care system. This process has led to severe tensions inherent in the transitional society of Vietnam between equity and access to health care support especially for the poor, elderly, migrants, and ethnic minorities on the one hand, and its efficiency on the other hand. The book traces the reform efforts to modernize the health care system by the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Vietnamese government. The author bases her findings on little known primary literature and interviews with key stakeholders of the policy network involved in the reform of the health care system, thereby painting an authentic atmospheric picture of the profound changes in the health care system in Vietnam.

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