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Barranquilla: avances recientes en sus indicadores socioeconómicos, y logros en la accesibilidad geográfica a la red pública hospitalaria

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This paper reviews recent developments in the socioeconomic indicators of Barranquilla, with special emphasis on measures of geographical accessibility and equity in health service provision. During the last decade, Barranquilla achieved a significant progress in terms of reducing unemployment, and the reorganization of public finances. Additionally, the new health provision model brought closer to the population the public health network. The most pressing challenges of the city for the coming years are to continue with the reduction of poverty and violence, and the improvement of the quality of education. RESUMEN: En este documento se analiza la evolución reciente de los indicadores socioeconómicos de Barranquilla, haciendo especial énfasis en los indicadores de accesibilidad geográfica y equidad en la prestación del servicio de salud. Durante la última década Barranquilla logró un avance significativo en la reducción del desempleo y la reorganización de sus finanzas públicas. Adicionalmente, el nuevo modelo de prestación de los servicios de salud logró acercar más a la población a la red pública hospitalaria. Los retos más urgentes de la ciudad para los próximos anos son continuar con la reducción de la pobreza, reducir las altas tasas de homicidios, y avanzar en el mejoramiento en la calidad de la educación.

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  • Gerson Javier Pérez Valbuena, 2013. "Barranquilla: avances recientes en sus indicadores socioeconómicos, y logros en la accesibilidad geográfica a la red pública hospitalaria," Documentos de Trabajo Sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 010766, Banco de la República - Economía Regional.
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    DOI: 10.32468/dtseru.185
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    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions

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