La Competitividad, La Salud Y El Sector Salud: Una Nueva Vertiente Del Paradigma De Economía Y Salud (Competitiveness, Health And The Health Sector: A New Paradigm Economy Shed & Health)
Knaul FM, Arreola Ornelas H, Escandón P (2007). 'La competitividad, la salud y el sector salud: Una nueva vertiente del paradigma de economía y salud'. Gaceta Médica de México.
8 Pages Posted: 17 May 2012 Last revised: 10 Jun 2012
Date Written: 2007
Health and the health sector have a direct impact on economic growth and competitiveness. Moreover, the health sector is experiencing increasingly strong links with the economy, which reinforces the key role that health plays in the development of individuals and economies.
On the one hand, in addition to its intrinsic value health constitutes an important economic good because it contributes to increasing the capacity of individuals and nations to achieve greater levels of human, economic and social development.
In addition, there is a direct relationship between health as a productive sector and the economy that will become more important as world health expenditure increases and because of recent advances in the productivity of the medical sector and the technology used in providing health services.
For these reasons, a better understanding of the complex relationship between health, the health sector and economic development will help to increase competitiveness and attain higher levels of growth by enabling a more efficient health system that is in turn based on a solid, fair, equitable and sufficient financial base.
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Keywords: Health, competitiveness, health sector, growth and economic development
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