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Institutional and Economic Perspectives on Government Capacity to Assume New Roles in the Health Sector: a Review of Experience

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  • Anne Mills

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  • Sara Bennett
  • Steven Russell
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    This review paper provides the background to research that will take place in four country case-studies to examine these issues. A key focus of this paper concerns government's capacity to fulfil the new roles expected of it. The paper selects four important new reform arrangements: autonomous hospitals; user fees; contracting out; and regulation or enablement of the private sector, since these represent different dimensions of the public/private mix. The rationale for each reform, the extent of change and lessons learned are briefly reviewed. [HEFP WP No. 01/96].

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:2269.

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    Keywords: reform; enablement; BUREAUCRATIC COMMERCIALIZATION; autonomous; financing; NGO; health care; community actors; government; capacity; autonomous; hospitals; public; private; sector; user fess; regulation;

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    1. Antonio Estache, 1994. "World Development Report: Infrastructure for Development," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/44144, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    2. Étienne Gilbert, 1994. "Banque mondiale, World Development Report 1994, Infrastructure for development," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 35(140), pages 939-939.
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