Governance in Managing Public Health Resources among Brazilian Municipalities

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World Bank

Resumo/Abstract: 
As it is well known, since the 1988 Constitution, Brazil has decentralized the provision of health services. In this process, which culminated with the SUS (Unified Health System), municipalities have acquired a fundamental importance as they became responsible for the management of health resources. Therefore, as good governance is necessary to address problems of inefficiency and low quality services, it is in order a more careful analysis of how these municipalities are performing in managing health funds. This research aims to estimate the impact of governance institutions over the management of public health funds. The research will focus on the determinants of corruption and mismanagement of health funds at the municipal level. Despite the decentralization process mentioned above, there is scarce attention to large comparisons among Brazilian municipalities.
Ano de Conclusão/Year of Conclusion: 
2008
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 Guilherme F. Lichand

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