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By Guy Carrin, Kent Buse, Kristian Heggenhougen, Stella R. Quah

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In other developing countries, the watchword has been decentralization, but the political intention has frequently been both to limit the role of the state in health care and to make communities more responsible for their own health (which sounds culturally progressive but is likely to be fiscally regressive). As for the whole world, the key question for developing countries is: How is better health (care) to be financed? The options range from private payment through private insurance, through community self-help or cooperative activity, through public insurance, to national systems financed from government revenues, whether operated from the political center or from devolved, decentralized or deconcentrated agencies.

Note that such a situation does not pertain in the United Kingdom, with the commercial sector in health care being less economically and therefore politically salient and essentially content with marginal income from the NHS (important as that is in its own terms). Additionally, leaving investment in the workforce to individual firms means a system whereby there is a problem of collective action: Firms will not do it for fear of simply fattening up workers who then move to another firm; or rather, they will only do it in order to recruit and retain the most valuable workers.

Reichenbach (2002), for instance, demonstrates that despite epidemiological evidence that cervical cancer presents a higher burden than breast cancer in Ghana, the latter received greater political priority. This outcome was due in part due to local politics as well as to the influence of international women’s groups from North America, along with the higher incidence of breast than cervical cancer among wealthier Ghanaian women. Another difference from priority-setting research is that many individuals investigating agenda setting are influenced by a tradition called social constructionism, which views issues not as problems objectively ‘out there’ waiting to be discovered, but rather as created in the process of social interactions.

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