Health Systems in Transition: Mexico

By Miguel A. González Block, Hortensia Reyes, Lucero Cahuana, Alejandra Balandrán, Edna Méndez, and Sara Allin

© 2021

This is the first book to fully review the Mexican health care 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.

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  • Page Count: 224 pages
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This book describes and analyses the health system of Mexico as part of a series covering health systems in Europe, Canada and the United States of America.

Health Systems in Transition: Mexico

By Miguel A. González Block, Hortensia Reyes, Lucero Cahuana, Alejandra Balandrán, Edna Méndez, and Sara Allin

© 2021

This is the first book to fully review the Mexican health care 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.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Miguel 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

    Glossary
    Abstract
    Executive Summary

    1. Introduction

    Geography and Socio-Demography
    Economic Context
    Political Context
    Health Status

    2. Organization and Governance

    Historical Background
    Organization
    Decentralization and Centralization
    Intersectorality
    Health Information Systems
    Regulation and Planning
    Patient Empowerment

    3. Financing

    Health Expenditure
    Sources of Revenue and Financing Flows
    Overview of the Statutory Financing System
    Out-of-Pocket Health Expenses
    Private Health Insurance
    Other Sources of Financing
    Payment Mechanisms

    4. Physical and Human Resources

    Physical Resources
    Human Resources

    5. Provision of Services

    Public Health
    Patient Pathways
    Primary/Ambulatory Care
    Specialized Outpatient Care/Hospital Care
    Emergency Care
    Pharmaceutical Care
    Rehabilitation and Intermediate Care
    Long-term Care
    Care by Informal Caregivers
    Palliative Care
    Mental Health
    Dental Care
    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
    Future Developments

    7. Assessment of the Health System

    Health System Governance
    Accessibility
    Financial Protection
    User Experience and Equity of Access to Health Care
    Health Care Quality
    Health System Outcomes
    Health System Efficiency

    8. Conclusions

    References

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