Objective： To evaluate the effectiveness of the encouraging and guiding policy on the development of private healthcare providers in Hainan Province, provide empirical evidence and policy suggestions for future policy. Methods： Quantita- tive analysis of the private heahhcare providers＇ development in Hainan was performed based on the national and provincial health statistics annual. Investigation and interviews were conducted among key informants in four private healthcare providers and Hainan Province Health and Family Planning Committee using the semi-structured interview method. Results： The positive advancement on private healthcare provider development encouraging and guiding policy achieved widespread favorable reception among private healthcare Providers in Hainan Province. Investment range had been greatly expanded due to government＇ s powerful promotion on the development of health service industry. Professional personnel resource shortage, deficiency of cross-department policy facilita- ting and coordinating mechanism and lack of private healthcare service market vitality were the major challenges for the future devel- opment of private healthcare providers in Hainan Province. Conclusion： The encouraging and guiding policy issued since the year 2011 had played a great role in removing the policy-caused obstacles within the development of private healthcare providers. In the future, more needs to be done in terms of improving policy implementation, establishment of cross-department policy facilitating and coordinating mechanism and strengthening industry supervision to achieve the orderly and benign development of private heahh- care providers.
Medicine and Society
Private Heahhcare Provider