Decentralization and equity of resource allocation: evidence from Colombia and Chile.

  title={Decentralization and equity of resource allocation: evidence from Colombia and Chile.},
  author={Thomas J Bossert and Osvaldo Larra{\~n}aga and Ursula B Giedion and Jos{\'e} Jesus Arbelaez and Diana M Bowser},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={81 2},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relation between decentralization and equity of resource allocation in Colombia and Chile. METHODS The "decision space" approach and analysis of expenditures and utilization rates were used to provide a comparative analysis of decentralization of the health systems of Colombia and Chile. FINDINGS Evidence from Colombia and Chile suggests that decentralization, under certain conditions and with some specific policy mechanisms, can improve equity of resource… CONTINUE READING

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