Myths And Realities About The Decentralization Of Health Systems by Riita-Liisa, Ed. Kolehmainen-Aitken

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Subjects:

  • Health Care Delivery,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Decentralization,
  • Decentralization in government,
  • Developing countries,
  • Health services administration,
  • Public health administration,
  • Medical

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Number of Pages184
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Open LibraryOL11408161M
ISBN 100913723525
ISBN 109780913723524

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Saltman Vaida Bankauskaite Karsten Vrangbaek D e c e n t r a l i z a t i o n in h e a l t h c a r e Edited by Saltman / Bankauskaite / Vrangbaek. Decentralisation of Health Systems H orizontal imbalance is the term used for resource inequities between geographic areas (districts or local authorities) usually because of.

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Planning for and within decentralized health systems. In Myths and Realities about the Decentralization of Health Systems, ed. Kolehmainen-Aitken, R.-L., pp. 11 – Management Sciences for Health, Boston, Google Scholar. Decentralization. Background Decentralization of health systems is a common pillar of health sector reform initiatives and is often viewed as a means to improve efficiency and quality of services as well as promoting accountability and local governance of the health system.

The book presents a general model and definition of health care systems, including important factors to consider in understanding health promotion, prevention of disease, and health care. It provides detailed descriptions of diverse health care systems, ranging from centralized and government operated to largely private enterprises, noting the Format: Paperback.

Decentralization has long been advocated as a desirable process for improving health systems. Recently, it has been seen as an integral part of broader health reforms to achieve improved equity, efficiency, quality and financial soundness. Nevertheless, we still lack a sufficient analytical framework for systematically studying how.

Solter S: Does decentralization lead to better-quality services. In Myths and realities about the decentralization Myths And Realities About The Decentralization Of Health Systems book health systems.

Edited by: Kolehmainen-Aitken R-L.Boston: Management Sciences for Health. Google Scholar. Abstract. Although decentralization is based on the simple idea that smaller organizations, properly structured and steered, are inherently more agile and accountable than larger organizations, in the health system this idea requires much more exploration (Saltman et al.

holistic approach, and the decentralization of health services cannot be looked into in isolation. As a part of reforms in the health care delivery system, decentralization is currently being promoted in many countries as a means to improve the performance and outcomes of national health care systems.

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Decentralization in health care: lessons from public economics 1. Introduction The most appropriate decentralization of policy making powers is an important unresolved policy question for most health systems. At one extreme lies the English National Health Service, in which most policies are set by the central authority, and.

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Anne Mills outlines the important institutional differences of four. Abstract. The chapter provides empirical evidence on the Danish case. It describes the establishment of the highly decentralized Danish National Health Service (NHS) that took place between the s and s, presenting the main ideas and arguments which supported the creation of.

Decentralization & Health Care The general argument for decentralizing health care is the potential for improved service quality and coverage; yet the issues of, one, exactly how these benefits can be realized, and two, the specific impact of different health system reforms are not well understood.

Decentralization in healthcare refers to a system in which most decisions in healthcare are handled by lower levels in the government. Instead of the federal government making all healthcare. The book also assesses the appropriateness of management processes in health systems for implementing a successful decentralization strategy.

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Myths and Realities about Decentralization. share lessons about the challenges of planning and managing health systems. 1 As used in this paper, the term “decentralized health system” therefore refers to health systems operating in a decentralized (devolved) political environmen t, and not to deconcentrated health systems.

2 Democracy does not invariably accompany decentralization. China, Mauritania, Sudan, the United. Health care for all from non-profit insurance system financed jointly by employers and employees by payroll deduction 3.

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The volume is organized in alphabetical order of country names. Each country is presented on a two- or three-page spread with the same descriptive and statistical content, allowing readers to compare health care systems from country to : Hardcover. Decentralization of Health Care Systems as a strategy to increase access to medicines in the developing world (HESO ) By: Karen Cheshire In recent years, public health reform in developing and least developed nations has followed a global trend towards decentralization of services from central.

Author(s): Kolehmainen-Aitken,Riitta-Liisa Title(s): Myths and realities about the decentralization of health systems/ edited by Riitta-Liisa Kolehmainen-Aitken. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: Boston, Mass: Management Science for Health, Description: viii, p.

The study of decentralization of health services in Fiji 1 with an emphasis on the current initiatives in decentralization in one pilot region, Suva, is an excellent example of the use of my increasingly popular framework on the “decision space” approach to analyzing decentralization.

2 This approach identifies a series of functions (financing, service delivery, human resources, governance. A health care system is a set of activities and actors whose principal goal is to improve health through the provision of public and private medical services [].Since the WHO report, systems’ thinking has re-emerged as the cornerstone for improved health outcomes, and the consequent paradigm shift in policy making from disease-specific initiatives to strengthening of health system.

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Decentralization was negotiated on a case by case basis between the central government and the regional governments and was implemented over a period of 20 years starting with Catalonia in (see Table 1).The process was completed in with the transfer of health care competences to ten ACs which until then had been centrally administered and financed.

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The book also assesses the appropriateness of management processes within health systems for implementing a successful decentralization strategy. Decentralization in Health Care will appeal to health policy makers, postgraduates taking courses in health services management, HR, health policy and health economics, and human resource professionals.

Decentralisation of health care and its impact on health outcomes Dolores Jiménez1, Peter C. Smith1,2 January Abstract This paper explores the impact of health care decentralisation on a characteristic of human development: the overall level of a population’s health.

While much of the literature on decentralisation in health care. Downloadable. Recent policy developments in public health care systems lead to a greater diversity in health care. Decentralisation, either geographically or at an institutional level, is the key force, because it encourages innovation and local initiatives in health care provision.

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