Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 8(1) January 2005 : 54-59.doi:10.12927/hcq..16952

Steering and Rowing in Healthcare: The Devolution Option

Colleen M. Flood and Duncan G. Sinclair


Claims of "underfunding" notwithstanding, the problems we are experiencing with healthcare in Canada are primarily attributable to a deficiency of governance of our ill-coordinated non-system of health and healthcare services. Devolution of management responsibility and authority from central governments to decision-makers closer to the people affected can contribute substantially to the resolution of those problems.



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