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Pol’ticas Pœblicas Sectoriales e Intersectoriales para Mejorar los Niveles de Salud: el Financiamiento Pœblico, las Pol’ticas Intersectoriales y la Salud

Gabriela Luna Ruiz (), C. Cruz, C. Coello, R. Morales and O. Strabridis

Working Papers from Universidad Iberoamericana, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper reviews the importance of the consecution of an adequate health status in the Mexican economy. For this, the analysis of the fundamental socioeconomic characteristics of Mexico are essential, in order to understand the surroundings under which the Health Sector has been restructured. Consequently, a comparative analysis for 12 selected countries is exposed, which allows to count on indicators of performance suitable and to find from the international experiences lessons to follow, as well as basic parameters to evaluate financing aggregate indicators, in the National Health System in Mexico. Finally, in the third section of the present study a series of "Public Policy Lines" is emphasized, in order to promote and to facilitate the alignment of the diverse public policies of the different sectors in the Mexican economy, with the policy of the health sector, to create the possibility of reaching an optimal state of health in the population; under the new paradigm of securing in health.

Date: 2006
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