Public--private partnerships, part 1: the next hospital wave

Silversides, Ann
October 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/21/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 9, p883
Academic Journal
The article discusses the public-private partnerships (P3s) procurement method applied by the three most populous provinces in Canada to design and finance hospitals. According to the author, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia allowed private sector consortia to build large hospitals in their provinces, including the proposed new McGill University Health Centre which is reported cost $1.57 billion. Several arguments against P3s in Canadian medical industry such as the profits seen be the private sectors who finance the hospitals are also mentioned.


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