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CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Health management contracts in Costa Rica from a comparative perspective

This article analyses the recent establishment of quasi-markets in the field of public health in Costa Rica through the internal separation within the Costa Rican Social Security Fund of the functions of revenue collection, financing, purchasing and provision of services; the application of a new financing model; and the introduction of management contracts with hospitals and health areas as a key instrument for allocating and transferring resources in accordance with performance and fulfillment of goals.

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