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¿Ges O No Ges? Esa Es La Cuestión
[Ges or not ges? That is the question]

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  • Fernández Montt, René

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Introduction and Objective: This paper present an evaluation of the health system's reform initiated during the period of the former President Ricardo Lagos (Law 19.996).In this paper we assess the probability that a given patient selects the system AUGE GES, (thatmainly consists on a guarantee offered by the State of Chile on the access, the quality, the opportunity and the financial protection of a number of pathologies) in order to receive treatment for any of the pathologies typified in the system.The information was obtained from two important private health services entities. Methods: Two Multichanged Statistical Models were used to determine the effect of the different variables on the final decision to accept or reject the attention under AUGE GES. Results: The pathologies of high cost, such as oncologic treatments, exhibit a greater probability of being provided through the AUGE GES health network. On the contrary, primary care services, including respiratory disorders have a lower likelihood of being treated via the AUGE GES, since those services have a relatively lower economic impact. Likewise, it was observed that patients from a lower socio-economic status exhibit a higher demand of AUGE health services. This fact was identified by using the Human Development Index (HDI). Conclusions: As far as public health is concerned, this methodology may be useful to identify the characterisitics of those patients voluntarily accepting or refusing the health care coverage from the AUGE GES.

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  • Fernández Montt, René, 2006. "¿Ges O No Ges? Esa Es La Cuestión
    [Ges or not ges? That is the question]
    ," MPRA Paper 2524, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Feb 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2524
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    1. Scott, David H. & EXT, 1994. "The regulation and supervision of domestic financial conglomerates," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1329, The World Bank.
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    Keywords

    AUGE; GES; freedom of choice; Chilenian health reform;

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    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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