OVERVIEW OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN MALAYSIA: A SCOPING REVIEW
Background: Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Malaysia has been established since 1980’s especially when federal agency under the Ministry of Finance called Public and Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) was formed. Several other ministries have also adopting and implementing PPP such as Ministry of Health and Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, including in the area of primary health care (PHC). The PPP in primary health care in Malaysia and its examples will be explored further in this article.
Materials and Methods: A scoping review was conducted based on the original studies and reports on PPP initiatives in PHC in Malaysia. 3 online databases (Science direct, Scopus and Google Scholar) were searched from year 1991 to 2019 using the type of initiatives as the keywords.
Result: 11 original articles and 2 national reports were reviewed on the successes of PPP in PHC in Malaysia. Among them are: 3 articles and 1 national report on Dialysis Funding Program, 3 articles on Methadone Maintenance Therapy, 1 article on Fight HIV and 1 national report on HIV, 3 articles on Mammogram Test Subsidy Program and 1 article on Malaysia Quit program.
Conclusion: The review showed an overview of PPP stories and their successes that have been conducted at the PHC settings in Malaysia. PPP is one of the ways forward in the healthcare industry.Keywords: public private partnership, primary health care, Malaysia, health