Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have tackled a range of healthcare system needs—from construction of facilities, to provision of medical equipment or supplies, to delivery of healthcare services. “Innovation roll out” explores the experience of the Valencia Community of Spain, as it developed and expanded the PPP model to address the health needs of its population.
The rich history of the original Alzira hospital opening has been well documented over the last 15 years. The purpose of this report is to explore the Valencia community’s subsequent experience in replicating, expanding and adjusting the original model across five health departments.
Since 1997, the Valencia Community has radically transformed the way in which public healthcare is provided. The public-private integrated partnership (PPIP) model has allowed it to achieve a significant return on its health investment for nearly 20% of its population, while increasing access to high quality medical care, expanding and upgrading health infrastructure, and encouraging innovative practices for improving healthcare management.
To be successful, PPIPs must be designed around the unique needs of the populations to be served, as well as the strengths and capabilities of the public and private sector players. This success can be furthered through active private sector involvement and strong public sector leadership, coming together to work toward a clear and common set of social and health objectives.
This study of the five Valencia Community PPIPs highlights four main factors for public-private collaboration:
Although cost effectiveness research is ongoing, the Valencia PPIP model has achieved positive economic results, while providing high quality healthcare services. It has also demonstrated how the private sector can be leveraged to strengthen public service delivery.
This is the third in a series of publications on PPPs jointly authored by the UCSF Global Health Group and PwC. This series aims to document and raise awareness of innovative PPP models in health globally, and to disseminate lessons learned to inform current and future healthcare partnerships.