Changing National Role in Health System Governance (The)
A Case-based Study of 11 European Countries and Australia
Observatory Studies Series, No. 29
Jakubowski, E., Saltman, R.B.
WHO Regional Office for Europe
ISBN-13    9789289000031 ISBN-10    9289000031
Order Number    13400132
Price    CHF    25.00 / US$    30.00 Developing countries:    CHF    17.50
English     2013        83   pages
Summary
This study of 12 countries provides an overview of recent changes in national governments' role in the governance of health systems, focusing on efforts to reconfigure responsibilities for health policy, regulation and management; the resultant policy priorities; and the initial impact. The shift in responsibilities shows little uniform direction: a number of countries have centralized certain areas of decision-making or regulation but decentralized others. The study reviews common trends, based on the country cases, and assesses potential future developments.