Going down to the local: incorporating social organisation and political culture into assessments of decentralised health care.

@article{Atkinson2000GoingDT,
  title={Going down to the local: incorporating social organisation and political culture into assessments of decentralised health care.},
  author={Sarah J. Atkinson and Regianne Leila Rolim Medeiros and Pedro H Oliveira and Ronaldo Andr{\'e} Castelo dos S de Almeida},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={619-36}
}
The social organisation and political culture of the society in which an organisation is embedded can have major effects on the way in which organisational policy is implemented and on how that organisation functions. Research on health sector reforms has paid scant attention to this aspect. If the claims made for decentralised management in the health sector are to be evaluated seriously, it is critical to develop concepts and methods to evaluate not only the formal organisation and the… CONTINUE READING

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