SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.8 issue2Basic Care and Family Health Program (PSF): new ways to health policy and its financing?Equity in decentralized management of the SUS: reducing health inequalities - the challenges author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Page  

Services on Demand




Related links


Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123


UGA, Maria Alícia; PIOLA, Sérgio Francisco; PORTO, Sílvia Marta  and  VIANNA, Solon Magalhães. Decentralization and resource allocation in the Brazilian National Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde - SUS). Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2003, vol.8, n.2, pp.417-437. ISSN 1678-4561.

This article deals with the decentralization of the Brazilian National Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde - SUS), particularly referred to the distributive resource allocation process among the three government levels. Therefore, it presents, on one hand, the constitutional and legal framework and normative instruments that guide the decentralization process inside the SUS. On the other hand, it analyses the regionalization of the resource allocation that has been effectively done by the Ministry of Health, including direct expenditures as well as financial transfers to states and municipalities. Finally, general considerations are done.

Keywords : Brazilian Health System; Decentralization; Resource allocation.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )