OECD Reviews of Health Systems

1990-1410 (online)
1990-1429 (print)
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These reviews examine the performance of health care systems in various countries, highlighting key challenges and opportunities for system strengthening based on international best practice. Each review provides targeted recommendations to improve health system accessibility, quality, efficiency and sustainability in the subject country.

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OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Mexico 2005

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07 July 2005
9789264008939 (PDF) ;9789264008922(print)

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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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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
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
List of Acronyms
List of Mexican States

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