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Going beyond horizontal equity: An analysis of health expenditure allocation across geographic areas in Mozambique

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  • Anselmi, Laura
  • Lagarde, Mylène
  • Hanson, Kara

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In contexts where health services are mostly publicly provided and access is still limited, health financing systems require some mechanism for distributing financial resources across geographic areas according to population need. Equity in public health expenditure has been evaluated either by comparing allocations across spending units to equitable shares established using resource allocation formulae, or by using benefit incidence analysis to look at the distribution of expenditure across individual service users. In the latter case, the distribution across individuals has typically not been linked to the mechanisms that determine the allocation across geographic areas, and to the utilization of specific services by individuals.

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  • Anselmi, Laura & Lagarde, Mylène & Hanson, Kara, 2015. "Going beyond horizontal equity: An analysis of health expenditure allocation across geographic areas in Mozambique," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 130(C), pages 216-224.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:130:y:2015:i:c:p:216-224
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.02.012
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