Complementarity in Public Health Systems: Using Redundancy as a Tool of Public Health Governance

22 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2013

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Lance Gable

Wayne State University Law School

Benjamin Mason Meier

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Redundant systems exist throughout legal systems and permeate public health governance. Scholars, lawmakers, and policy-makers often consider this redundancy to be a pernicious indicator of inefficiency and waste in public health systems, and seek reforms to minimize or eliminate overlapping institutions. Yet redundancy has countervailing values that may overcome these concerns. Analyzing the benefits of overlapping networks of governance, this article explores the positive aspects of complementarity in public health law as a tool to expand capacity and systemic resiliency; augment innovation in policy and practice; promote accountability and transparency; and foster the development of normative and procedural harmonization and consistency conducive to improving public health.

Suggested Citation

Gable, Lance and Meier, Benjamin Mason, Complementarity in Public Health Systems: Using Redundancy as a Tool of Public Health Governance (2013). Annals of Health Law, Forthcoming, Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 2013-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2254074

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