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Consolidating national authority in Nordic health systems
Health Policy and Management at Emory University, Atlanta.
Danish Institute of Governmental Research, Copenhagen, Denmark..
University of Tampere, Finland.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Health Services Research.
2012 (English)In: Eurohealth, ISSN 1356-1030, Vol. 18, no 3, 21-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although formally decentralised in structure, all fourNordic health systems are currently shifting policy and financerelated decision-making upward and, in many cases, directly tothe national level of government. This shift occurred initially inNorway and Denmark, and it now appears that a similar if somewhatslower process is underway in Sweden and Finland. This emergingconsolidation of national decision-making authority reflects heightenedconcerns about quality, safety, and efficiency issues. While deeplyrooted in ongoing dilemmas within Nordic systems, this shift upwardin governance carries important implications for other decentralisedhealth systems elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

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2012. Vol. 18, no 3, 21-24 p.
Keyword [en]
Nordic Health Systems, Health Care Reform, Recentralisation in Health Systems, Decentralisation in Health Systems
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Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-185682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-185682DiVA: diva2:572351
Available from: 2012-11-27 Created: 2012-11-27 Last updated: 2012-11-28Bibliographically approved

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