Contracting for services in a decentralized system

Smith, Steven Rathgeb; Smyth, Judith
April 1996
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Apr96, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p277
Academic Journal
Presents research on contracting for substance abuse services in North Carolina that indicates that privatization and devolution may not create competitive markets without substantial public intervention. Features of the procurement of substance abuse services in North Carolina; Key aspects of purchaser-supplier relationship; Implications on health and social policy on contracted services.


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