IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

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


  • Fernández Montt, René


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.

Suggested Citation

  • 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

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: original version
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Scott, David H. & EXT, 1994. "The regulation and supervision of domestic financial conglomerates," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1329, The World Bank.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item


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

    JEL classification:

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


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2524. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Joachim Winter). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.