Decentralization and Public Delivery of Health Care Services in India
AbstractThis paper examines delivery of public health care services in India, in the broader context of decentralization. It provides an overview of the basic features and recent developments in intergovernmental fiscal relations and accountability mechanisms, and examines the implications of these institutions for the quality of public service delivery. It then addresses recent policy proposals on the public provision of health care, in the context of decentralization. Finally, it makes suggestions for reform priorities to improve public health care delivery.
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Date of creation: 20 Mar 2008
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federalism; decentralization; intergovernmental relations; accountability; service delivery; health care;
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