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Myths of health care decentralization

Costa-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919 (2012) Myths of health care decentralization. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 17 (4). pp. 252-253. ISSN 1355-8196

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Identification Number: 10.1258/jhsrp.2012.012011


There are several myths about the impact of decentralization of health care governance. These include a worsening of regional inequalities, greater privatization of health care, greater inefficiency resulting from duplication of managerial activities such as human resource policies, and lower productivity. These myths have partly arisen from a lack of rigorous assessments of the effects of decentralization.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.
Divisions: European Institute
Social Policy
Centre for Economic Performance
LSE Health
Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 16:46
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 00:14

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