Central Issues in the Decentralization Debate Edited by J. Figueras, M. McKee, E. Mossialos & R. B. Saltman, 2007, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Chapter 1 from Decentralization in Health Care
Defining and measuring decentralization; outcomes of decentralization; objectives, rationale and controversies of health decentralization
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Decentralization and Health System Reform Issue in brief Brinkerhoff,D. and Leighton,C., 2002, Partners for Health ReformPlus
Definitions, objectives and functions of decentralization; authority and responsibility; capacity gaps; vertical and horizontal integration; design, implementation and evaluation of decentralization
The Decentralization Mapping Tool 2004, Management Sciences for Health
Decentralization changes the way health systems and organizations are managed, but the new roles are rarely spelled out in sufficient detail. The Decentralization Mapping Tool (DMT) is designed to probe for managers’ perceptions about two important concerns: (1) the way responsibility and authority are distributed among management levels and (2) the extent to which responsibility for and authority over management functions have already been decentralized.