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Antecedentes y desarrollos recientes del sistema de salud chileno
[Overview and recent developments in the chilean health system]


  • Calvo, Esteban


En el presente capítulo se revisan algunos antecedentes y desarrollos recientes del sistema de salud chileno. En primer término, se lleva a cabo un repaso de los principales períodos e hitos históricos de las políticas de salud en Chile. Posteriormente, se revisa el contexto epidemiológico y demográfico en Chile y se compara con el caso de Colombia, en relación a indicadores relevantes como la esperanza de vida, el envejecimiento de la población y los gastos en salud. En tercer lugar, se profundizará en la realidad actual de las políticas de salud chilenas. Por último, se analizará cómo es posible priorizar el sistema de salud de una forma justa, legítima y sustentable. In this chapter we examine the history and recent developments in the Chilean health system. First, we outline the main historical periods and milestones of health policies in Chile. Next, we review the current epidemiological and demographic context in Chile and compare it with the case of Colombia. Then we analyze the current health policy debates and reform that are taking place in Chile. Finally, we discuss how to prioritize the health system in a fair, legitimate and sustainable way.

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  • Calvo, Esteban, 2013. "Antecedentes y desarrollos recientes del sistema de salud chileno
    [Overview and recent developments in the chilean health system]
    ," MPRA Paper 48968, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:48968

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    health system; health policies; epidemiology; demography;

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    • I00 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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