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L’offre de soins à Vientiane (RDP Lao) : entre contrôle territorial et économie marchande

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ABSTRACT Since Lao PDR opened up to free market economy at the beginning of the 1990s, public health care has coexisted with a private one, which is strongly growing. The phenomenon is particularly obvious in Vientiane. This article aims at studying the structures and motivations of the spatial distribution of each of the two systems in the capital. With this intention, we listed and located the whole of these offers in the urban area and interviewed the various sanitary administrations. It appears that the location of health care is prompted by very different motivations according to whether it is public or private: the first aims at controlling territories, the latter is mainly motivated by the financial contributions implied.

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May 20, 2014