Public-private Partnerships in the Healthcare Sector: Limited Policy Guidelines, but Active Project Development in Denmark

Carsten Greve, Lene Tolstrup Christensen*, Christina D. Tvarnø, Sandie Nøhr Nielsen, Sarah Maria Denta

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How and why has the formal policy development on PPPs in Denmark evolved? How and why do PPP projects develop in Danish healthcare sector? Despite limited policy guidelines and no PPP Act, a regional approach to PPPs has occurred in the healthcare sector. There are active projects in five hospital cases that use the PPP model. PPP projects in the Danish healthcare sector develop from a mixture of reasons, which include strategic interventions from finance institutions, change in specific formal rules on financing, and necessity for regional governments to find alternatives to public financing.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Economic Policy Reform
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)121-135
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

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Published online: 28 Jan 2021.


  • PPP policy development
  • Infrastructure
  • Healthcare sector
  • Denmark

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