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


  • Anne Mills


  • Sara Bennett
  • Steven Russell


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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  • Anne Mills & Sara Bennett & Steven Russell, 2009. "Institutional and Economic Perspectives on Government Capacity to Assume New Roles in the Health Sector: a Review of Experience," Working Papers id:2269, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2269
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    1. Hecht, Robert & Overholt, Catherine & Holmberg, Hopkins, 1993. "Improving the implementation of cost recovery for health: lessons from Zimbabwe," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 213-242, October.
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    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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