Decentralizing Health Services

A Global Perspective

Editors: Regmi, Krishna (Ed.)

  • ​Timely book on health care reform in practice, in both developed and developing countries
  • Addresses core debates and cross-cutting themes in health care reform and health service improvement
  • Includes case studies, discussion points, and exercises to engage the reader
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About this book

Decentralizing Health Services

A Global Perspective

 

Krishna Regmi, editor

 

 

Current economic, demographic, and environmental shifts are presenting major challenges to health care systems around the world. In response, decentralization--the transfer of control from central to local authorities--is emerging as a successful means of meeting these challenges and reducing inequities of care. But as with health care itself, one size does not fit all, and care systems must be responsive to global reality as well as local demand.

 

Decentralizing Health Services explores a variety of applications of decentralization to health care delivery in both the developing and developed worlds. Outfitted with principles, blueprints, and examples, this ambitious text clearly sets out the potential role of decentralized care as a major player in public health. Its models of service delivery illustrate care that is effective, inclusive, flexible, and in tune with the current era of preventive and evidence-based healthcare . Contributors point out opportunities, caveats, and controversies as they:

 

  • Clarify the relationships among decentralization, politics, and policy
  • Differentiate between political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization in health care systems
  • Consider public/private partnerships in health systems
  • Explain how the effects of decentralization can be evaluated.
  • Present the newest data on the health outcomes of decentralization
  • Explore some challenges and global issues of health systems in the 21st century
  • And each chapter features learning goals, discussion questions, activities, and recommendations for further reading

Heralding changes poised to revolutionize care, Decentralizing Health Services will broaden the horizons of researchers and administrators in health services, health economics, and health policy

About the authors

Dr Krishna Regmi, PhD, MPH, has been Principal Lecturer in Public Health and Academic Public Health Portfolio Lead at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. He has got more than 20 years of experience of public health and health systems teaching and research at the national and international levels. He is the author of several book/book chapters and a number of journal articles. Krishna is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book suggests decentralization of services as a strategy for reducing inequities of care and making healthcare more accessible. … The intended audience is healthcare researchers, administrators, health economists, and those interested in health policy. Students in these fields also will find the book useful. … There are many books on the market that focus on healthcare reform and health services delivery. This is the only one that takes the very narrow perspective of decentralization of services.” (Carole A. Kenner, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2014)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Health Service Decentralization: An Overview

    Regmi, Krishna

    Pages 1-15

  • Health Systems and Decentralization

    Tobi, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Decentralization and Public Health: An Analysis of the Health System in Five Latin American Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico

    Molina, Gloria (et al.)

    Pages 33-62

  • Decentralization and Governance in Health Care

    Flynn, Norman

    Pages 63-78

  • Fiscal Decentralization of Health Services

    Jiménez-Rubio, Dolores

    Pages 79-92

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Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9070-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decentralizing Health Services
Book Subtitle
A Global Perspective
Editors
  • Krishna Regmi
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9071-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9071-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9070-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5416-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 214
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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