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OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Mexico 2005

Series: OECD Reviews of Health Systems, 1990-1410. Published by : OECD Publishing, (Paris :) Physical details: 158 p. : ill. ; 19x27cm. ISBN: 9264008934 Subject(s): Social Issues/Migration/Health | Mexico Year: 2005 List(s) this item appears in: salud mexico
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Executive Summary -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Organistion of the Mexican Health Care System -- Salient Features of Mexico: Social and Economic Context, Demographics, and Epidemiology -- Size of the Health Care System in the Mexican Economy -- Health Coverage and Financing -- Service Provision -- Payment of Providers -- Role of Government in Regulation of the Health Sector and Setting National Health Policy -- Chapter 2. A Diagnosis of Strengths and Weaknesses of the Mexican Health System -- Access to Health Care -- Quality and Effectiveness of the Mexican Health Care System -- Assessing the Efficiency of the Mexican Health Care System -- The Sustainability of Health Care Spending -- The Longer Term Development of the System and System Governance -- Chapter 3. Recent Reforms: Impacts and Prospects -- System for Social Protection in Health (SPSS) -- The Potential Impact of the SPSS -- Chapter 4. Policy challenes and Options for Further Reform -- Access to Care and Financing Issues -- Efficiency and Quality Issues -- Systemic Issues -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- List of Acronyms -- List of Mexican States

This book describes the strengths and weaknesses of the Mexican health system in terms of access to health care, quality of care, efficiency of supply of services and the financial sustainability of the system. The report also evaluates reforms to the system with particular emphasis on the recently-introduced System of Social Protection in Health ("Sistema de Protección Social en Salud") and assesses remaining policy challenges facing the Mexican Authorities.

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