Health Systems in Transition: Mexico
This is the first book to fully review the Mexican health system, its organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The book is based on the most recent data and focuses on the three main components that constitute Mexico’s health system: 1) employment-based social insurance programs, 2) public assistance services for the uninsured, and 3) a private sector composed of service providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors.
- North American Rights
- Page Count: 272 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
"Health Systems in Transition: Mexico is a comprehensive and thoughtful review of a dynamic transformation process in a major emerging economy. Along with his coauthors, Miguel Angel González-Block displays the type of acute analysis that has earned him the reputation as one of the leading thinkers on health systems. This book will be enlightening for anyone who is interested in evidence-based health policy around the developing world, especially Latin America."
Julio Frenk, President and professor of Public Health Sciences, Health Sector Management and Policy, and Sociology, University of Miami
"Incredibly well researched, with a comprehensive inclusion of the recent literature, Health Systems in Transition: Mexico depicts a very good description of the complex decentralization history of Mexico and how it has evolved over time in a permanent conflict with centralizing policies."
Arturo Vargas Bustamante, associate professor of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Author InformationMiguel A. González-Block is an associate researcher, and Becton Dickinson Research Chair in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Anahuac University, Mexico City.
Hortensia Reyes-Morales is the Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Research at the National Institute of Public Health.
Lucero Cahuana-Hurtado is a professor at the School of Administration and Public Health at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
Alejandra Balandrán is the Director of Structure and Resources for the Sectorial Master Plan of the Ministry of Health of Mexico.
Edna Madai Méndez Hernández is the Head of the Postgraduate Studies Department at the National Institute of Genomic Medicine.
Sara Allin is an assistant professor with the Institute of Health, Policy and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and Director of Operations with the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
Table of contents
Geography and Socio-Demography
2. Organization and Governance
Decentralization and Centralization
Health Information Systems
Regulation and Planning
Sources of Revenue and Financing Flows
Overview of the Statutory Financing System
Out-of-Pocket Health Expenses
Private Health Insurance
Other Sources of Financing
4. Physical and Human Resources
5. Provision of Services
Specialized Outpatient Care/Hospital Care
Rehabilitation and Intermediate Care
Care by Informal Caregivers
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
6. Principal Health Reforms
The System for Social Protection in Health
Financial Impact of SPSS
Equity and Efficiency Impacts of SPSS
Demand-Side Funding by SPSS
Portability and Convergence
Persistence of Segmentation
7. Assessment of the Health System
Health System Governance
User Experience and Equity of Access to Health Care
Health Care Quality
Health System Outcomes
Health System Efficiency
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