||Resource allocation and health financing
|Title of publication
||Discussion paper 91: What progress has been made towards the equitable allocation of health care resources in South Africa?
|Date of publication
||EQUINET Discussion Paper 91 -
||resource allocation; South Africa; health financing
||This report provides an overview of resource allocation decision making in South Africa as it impacts on the distribution of health budgets. It also looks at changes in the allocation of public health care resources since the early 1990s across provinces. Finally, it considers whether resources are allocated equitably between health districts. The report finds that while considerable progress has been made towards the equitable allocation
of public sector health care resources among provinces, substantial disparities in spending on primary health care (PHC) services remain among
health districts. It is critical that provincial health departments pay more attention to the equitable allocation of resources for primary health care
services among the districts within their province. In the absence of such efforts, many South Africans will continue to be disadvantaged in their access to primary care services simply because of their place of residence.
|Url ||EQ Diss91 SAResAll 2012.pdf
|Equinet Publication Type