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Purendra Prasad, Amar Jesani, and Sujata Patel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199482160

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001

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Medical–Industrial Complex

Medical–Industrial Complex

Trends in Corporatization of Health Services

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(p.75) 3 Medical–Industrial Complex
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Rama V. Baru

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199482160.003.0004

This chapter analyses the role and social characteristics of market forces in the health service system in India. It argues that while there are studies that have individually focused on financing, provisioning, drugs and technology, there is a need to take a systemic view of it. It also examines the rise of corporate sector health care through the example of Apollo hospitals and illustrates the complex interaction between regional, national, and international capital and the support from the political class to facilitate the corporate sector in health care. The role of the diasporic networks and their access and influence on policymaking during the last three decades has been highlighted.

Keywords:   Medical industrial complex, Diaspora, social and political networks, State and Market, Medical Equipment Industry

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