Hospital Autonomy in Vietnam - Phase 2

Project: Research

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Building on original research carried out by the author and researchers at Vietnam's Institute of Health Strategy and Policy in 2006-07, the proposed study will be the first in-depth longitudinal assessment of hospital autonomization in Vietnam. The baseline study was conducted in 14 hospitals and found that autonomization was transforming hospitals' management and financial functions, though in highly varied ways and with uncertain implications for the quality and accessibility of care. While autonomization produced promising results in some areas, there were grounds to question the merits of autonomization as it was being practiced in Viet Nam, particularly given widely noted weakness in health sector governance. This second round of SRG support {first round is project no. 7004317) will permit investigation of the effects of autonomization in an additional five hospitals over a ten year period (bringing the total number to eight) in the first study in Vietnam of its kind.


Project number7004478
Effective start/end date1/09/1512/08/16

    Research areas

  • Vietnam,decentralization,governance ,health policy,East Asia