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Table 3 Preferred areas of public–private partnership from the viewpoint of public-sector and private-sector representatives

From: Feasibility of implementing public–private partnership (PPP) in the development of hospital services and optimizing resource allocation in Iran

Statistic Public sector (n = 36) Private sector (n = 20) P-value
Variable Always Sometimes Never Always Sometimes Never
Project financing 20 (55%) 16 (45%) 0 5 (25%) 8 (40%) 7 (35%) 0.004
Design and construction of new hospitals 22 (61%) 14 (39%) 0 4 (20%) 7 (35%) 9 (45%) 0.000
Renovation and modernization of existing hospitals 23 (64%) 13 (36%) 0 3 (15%) 10 (50%) 7 (35%) 0.000
Launching of new facilities 20 (55%) 13 (36%) 0 0 12 (60%) 8 (40%) 0.002
Provision of non-clinical support services 29 (81%) 7 (19%) 0 5 (25%) 9 (45%) 6 (30%) 0.000
Provision of clinical support services 30 (83%) 6 (17%) 0 4 (20%) 8 (35%) 8 (40%) 0.000
Provision of specialized clinical services 5 (14%) 24 (67%) 7 (19%) 1 (5%) 11 (55%) 8 (40%) 0.000
Hospital management and administration 9 (25%) 16 (45%) 11 (30%) 2 (10%) 10 (50%) 8 (40%) 0.000
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