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(Re)centralizing tendencies within Health Care Services: Implementation of a new idea?

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  • Minas, Renate

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    Decentralization has been for many years a widespread trend in health care sectors throughout Europe. Yet, more recently, a new host of reforms is observable implying an ambition of some states to regain lost control. What is the general trend of (re)centralisation about and what happens when reforms promoting (re)centralisation are translated in different national contexts; e.g. in what way contextual factors modify a general trend? The establishment of regional health authorities in Norway and regional hospital agencies in France will be used as examples to analyze the spreading and transformation of (re)centralisation.

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    Paper provided by Institute for Futures Studies in its series Arbetsrapport with number 2010:9.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: 15 Oct 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:ifswps:2010_009

    Note: ISSN: 1652-120X ISBN: 978-91-85619-70-2
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    Keywords: Health Care; Decentralization; (Re)centralization; National contexts; Contextual factors; Norway; France;

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