Choked Pipes: Reforming Pakistan’s Mixed Health System
The title of this book underscores the importance of a key point
through its analogy with a “choked pipe”–systems plagued by systemic
challenges simply cannot deliver on desired public policy endpoints.
Within this context, Choked Pipes
is the first consolidated review of Pakistan’s health system, which
describes the Mixed Health Systems Syndrome and the challenges in an
environment where publicly funded government health delivery coexists
with privately-financed market delivery. The author’s vision for reform
draws attention to a number of structural factors, both within and
outside of the healthcare system and lays emphasis on reform of
governance and social welfare as an important adjunct to reform within
the healthcare system.