Regionalization and the allocation of healthcare resources to meet population health needs. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This brief commentary examines why regionalization can improve the extent to which resources are allocated in line with need; highlights the challenges associated with the two stages of resource allocation within regionalized systems (allocation from the ministry to the regions and allocation within a region); and assesses the experience with needs-based funding in Canada under regionalized governance.

publication date

  • 2004