This article aims to study the preconditions for establishing and functioning a private pediatric service in Ukraine. The authors analyzed the regulatory framework governing the private health care field. In the study framework, the authors characterized the controlling mechanism, determined the private pediatrician role in primary health care, identified the features of doing business under reforming Ukrainian medicine. The authors noted that the pediatrics service (particularly the private one) providing primary health care to children is essential for maternity and childhood care service. Thus, it is relevant to improve the work of the private pediatric service under medical reform in Ukraine. The study findings showed a decrease in the efficiency of the pediatric service in recent years due to the depletion of human, material and technical resources, problems in pediatricians training, etc. The mentioned above caused a decrease in occupational prestige and changed the pediatrician status. Despite that, the authors noted that the launching of the private doctors’ offices contributed to the qualified medical care quality. Therefore, medical staff and, especially, pediatricians are considered to be important and valuable resources in providing primary children health care under outpatient treatment. The authors concluded that the proactive private pediatrician status, behaviour and real actions are significant in ensuring quality medical services. In turn, that contributes to the health care system functioning under new development conditions of Ukraine. Given reforming Ukrainian medicine, the authors highlighted the necessity to reorganize it for creating a new model providing access to the necessary health care services to all Ukrainians. Besides, this model has to ensure high-quality medical services and affordability while maintaining socially acceptable public guarantees. Therefore, the mentioned above would contribute to the sustainable development of the medical field.
Keywords: pediatrician, private doctor, health care center, clinic, health of citizens.
JEL Classification: I18, H75, M12.
Cite as: Saienko, M., Hrechanychenko, O., & Prasol, L. (2020). Management in the private clinics: impact of the health care reforming. Health Economics and Management Review, 1(2), 70-77. https://doi.org/10.21272/hem.2020.2-08