Impoverishing and Catastrophic Household Health Spending Among Families with Older Adults in Mexico: A Health Reform Priority

THE HEALTH OF AGING HISPANICS: THE MEXICAN-ORIGIN POPULATION, Chapter 18, J. L. Angel and K. E. Whitfield, eds., 2007

Posted: 12 May 2012 Last revised: 15 May 2012

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Felicia Knaul

Mexican Health Foundation; Harvard Global Equity Initiative

Héctor Arreola-Ornelas

Fundación Mexicana para la Salud, A.C.

Oscar Mendez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

ana torres

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

One of the most important challenges facing health systems is population aging. International estimates suggest that the aging process will increase the cost of health by 41% between 2000 and 2050, so that health spending could reach 11% of work GDP (United Nations, 2002).

Keywords: health system, impoverishing, catastrophic, health reform

Suggested Citation

Knaul, Felicia and Arreola-Ornelas, Héctor and Mendez, Oscar and torres, ana, Impoverishing and Catastrophic Household Health Spending Among Families with Older Adults in Mexico: A Health Reform Priority (2007). THE HEALTH OF AGING HISPANICS: THE MEXICAN-ORIGIN POPULATION, Chapter 18, J. L. Angel and K. E. Whitfield, eds., 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2055369

Felicia Knaul (Contact Author)

Mexican Health Foundation ( email )

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Harvard Global Equity Initiative ( email )

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Héctor Arreola-Ornelas

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

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

Oscar Mendez

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Ana Torres

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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