Gasto y financiamiento en salud: situación y tendencias

"...Being knowledgeable about national health expenditures and sources of financing is essential for decision-making. This awareness also makes it possible to evaluate the equity of allocation and the efficiency of utilization of these resources. Changes in financing have been a substantial component of health sector reform in the Americas. The goal has shifted from merely one of financial sustainability to simultaneously seeking equitable access to quality services. In this article the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) presents a proposal for analyzing and designing a policy on health financing. The aim of the policy is to identify the mix of financing mechanisms most likely to simultaneously produce financial sustainability, equity, access, and efficiency. This proposal combines traditional mechanisms for generating resources (public funds from taxes, as well as private health insurance, national health insurance, and user fees) with complementary subsidy mechanisms for vulnerable groups. Health financing strategies ought to explicitly consider the financing both of care for individuals and of health interventions for the general public good, for which public financing is the most equitable and efficient approach...."

Autor(es): Molina, Raúl, Pinto, Matilde, Henderson, Pamela, Vieira, César Creador(es): Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
Recursos añadido en: 21/12/2000
Idiomas disponibles: Español
Gastos en Salud, Financing, Health, Equity, Health Services Accessibility^util
  • Compartir
  • Sugerir asunto
    Separados por comas
    Gracias por sus sugerencias.
    Problema de Comunicación. Por favor inténte más tarde.
  • Informar un error
    Nuevo Link (opcional)
    Gracias por indicar el error.
    Problema de Comunicación. Por favor inténte más tarde.