Ministry of Health user fees, equity and decentralization: lessons from Honduras.

  title={Ministry of Health user fees, equity and decentralization: lessons from Honduras.},
  author={John L. Fiedler and Javier Suazo},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  volume={17 4},
Decentralization is commonly championed as a means for achieving equity. To date, however, there has been little discussion of the mechanisms underlying this relationship, and several of the few empirical investigations that have addressed the topic have found the converse; that decentralization has exacerbated inequalities. This article examines the performance and equity in financing of the Honduras Ministry of Health's (MOH) decentralized user fee system. The MOH of Honduras established a… CONTINUE READING
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