Spain decentralises its healthcare systemBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7329.68/c (Published 12 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:68
- Xavier Bosch
Spain's state health service became a totally decentralised system at the beginning of this year after the Cabinet approved in December two royal decrees to allow the transfer of health services from central government to the country's regions.
Ten of the 17 regional communities (also called autonomous communities) making up the geographic and political map of Spain will now manage their own public health services. The other seven—Catalonia, the Basque country, Valencia, Galicia, Andalucia, Navarra, …