Health Economics: Service Provision in Decentralised Healthcare Systems
IEB Report 1/2019 – Health Economics
Since the early 1990s, a number of OECD countries have begun decentralising some of their central governments’ responsibilities. Various arguments can be put forward in recommendation of the devolution of certain powers on the grounds of increasing efficiency. For example, it is claimed that local governments are likely to have a better awareness of the needs of the citizens within their region and that decentralisation can promote citizen participation and supervision, etc. One of the state competences that has been included in these processes of decentralisation is public health provision.