Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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HORTALE, Virginia Alonso; PEDROZA, Manoela and ROSA, Maria Luiza Garcia. Operationalizing the categories access and decentralization in health systems analysis. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.1, pp.231-239. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2000000100024.
This paper presents a proposal for operationalization of access and decentralization in a health systems analytical model. It supports the hypothesis that decentralization of health systems fosters better access by users. This proposal is intended to contribute to a closer link between these categories and observed reality.
Keywords : Health Services Accessibility; Decentralization; Health Systems.