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Las políticas de equidad en salud y las relaciones entre renta y salud

  • Guillem López-Casasnovas

    (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)

  • Berta Rivera

    (Universidad de A Coruña)

El análisis de las desigualdades en salud plantea dificultades conceptuales a la hora de traducirse en políticas de equidad en la asignación de los recursos sanitarios. En este trabajo se analiza la evidencia empírica que estudia los determinantes de la salud de las poblaciones —y en especial de sus relaciones con la renta—, a efectos de la potencial articulación de políticas de equidad en salud. Se tratan los principales problemas metodológicos asociados al uso de diferentes factores de priorización, del nivel de agregación empleado de las variables empleadas y de la relación de causalidad existente entre ellas. Asimismo, se realizan algunas reflexiones finales sobre la necesidad de redefinir la agenda de investigación para mejorar las definiciones de las políticas de equidad en salud. Classification-JEL : D31, I31, H51, I18.

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Volume (Year): 161 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 99-126

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