Municipal health services provision by local governments: a systematic review of experiences in…

Abstract‘Four’ types of decentralization are distinguished in health care: deconcentration when the shift in authority is to regional or district offices; devolution when the shift is to state, provincial or municipal governments; delegation when semi-autonomous agencies are granted new powers; and privatization when ownership is granted to private entities.

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Municipal health services provision by local governments: a systematic review of experiences in…