Issues in the Allocation of Resources in the Health Sector of Developing Countries

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dc.contributor.author Heller, Peter S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-14T23:20:58Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-14T23:20:58Z
dc.date.issued 1977-02 en_US
dc.identifier.other MichU CenRED D67 en_US
dc.identifier.other I100 en_US
dc.identifier.other O150 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/100746
dc.description.abstract The pattern of resource allocation in the health sector of developing countries often suggests excessive distortions in the balance of expenditure, interregionally and between urban-rural areas. This reflects the reliance on a "medical referral system." This paper examines the theoretical rationale underlying such a system and argues that policy analysis must examine the operating characteristics of such a system in order to appraise its efficiency and equity. As a case study, the Tunisian medical referral system is evaluated in terms of the distribution of resources, structure of referral capacity and the extent of actual referral. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Center for Research on Economic Development, University of Michigan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Center for Research on Economic Development. Discussion Paper en_US
dc.subject Health Sectors en_US
dc.subject Developing Countries en_US
dc.subject.other Health: General en_US
dc.subject.other Economic Development: Human Resources en_US
dc.subject.other Human Development en_US
dc.subject.other Income Distribution en_US
dc.subject.other Migration en_US
dc.subject.other Tunisia en_US
dc.title Issues in the Allocation of Resources in the Health Sector of Developing Countries en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Economics en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/100746/1/ECON211.pdf
dc.owningcollname Economics, Department of - Working Papers Series
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