Health System In Mexico (Sistema De Salud De México)

Salud Pública Mex, 2011 July; 53 (supl 2): S220-S232

13 Pages Posted: 4 May 2012 Last revised: 28 May 2012

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Octavio Gómez-Dantés

Government of Mexico - Center for Health Systems Research

Sergio Sesma

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Victor Becerril

Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública - Centro de Investigación en Sistemas de Salud

Felicia Knaul

Mexican Health Foundation; Harvard Global Equity Initiative

Héctor Arreola-Ornelas

Fundación Mexicana para la Salud, A.C.

Julio Frenk

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Date Written: July 01, 2011

Abstract

This paper describes the Mexican health system. In part one, the health conditions of the Mexican population are discussed, with emphasis in those emerging diseases that are now the main causes of death, both in men and women: diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular diseases and cancer. Part two is devoted to the description of the basic structure of the system: its main institutions, the population coverage, the health benefits of those affiliated to the different heath institutions, its financial sources, the levels of financial protection in health, the availability of physical, material and human resources for health, and the stewardship functions displayed by the Ministry of Health and other actors. This part also discusses the role of citizens in the monitorization and evaluation of the health system, as well as the levels of satisfaction with the rendered health services. In part three the most recent innovations and its impact on the performance of the health system are discussed. Salient among them are the System of Social Protection in Health and the Popular Health Insurance. The paper concludes with a brief analysis of the short- and middle-term challenges faced by the Mexican health system.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: health system, social security, Mexico

JEL Classification: I18

Suggested Citation

Gómez-Dantés, Octavio and Sesma, Sergio and Becerril, Victor and Knaul, Felicia and Arreola-Ornelas, Héctor and Frenk, Julio, Health System In Mexico (Sistema De Salud De México) (July 01, 2011). Salud Pública Mex, 2011 July; 53 (supl 2): S220-S232. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2046686

Octavio Gómez-Dantés

Government of Mexico - Center for Health Systems Research ( email )

Mexico

Sergio Sesma

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Victor Becerril

Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública - Centro de Investigación en Sistemas de Salud ( email )

Cuernavaca
Morelos
Mexico
+52 777 311 0103 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.insp.mx

Felicia Knaul (Contact Author)

Mexican Health Foundation ( email )

Periférico sur 4809, El Arenal Tepepan, Tlalpan
El Arenal Tepepan, Tlalpan
Mexico, D.F., 14610
Mexico
(52) 55 56559011 (Phone)
(52) 55 56559082 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://http//www.funsalud.org.mx

Harvard Global Equity Initiative ( email )

FXB Building, Room 632
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States
(617) 4327938 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k62597&pageid=icb.page268594

Héctor Arreola-Ornelas

Fundación Mexicana para la Salud, A.C. ( email )

Periférico sur 4809, El Arenal Tepepan, Tlalpan
México, D.F., 14610
México, 14610

Julio Frenk

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ( email )

P.O. Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
United States

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