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Los desafíos del sistema público de salud en Argentina de cara al futuro: cobertura y financiamiento
[The challenges of public health system in Argentina for the future: coverage and financing]


  • Calabria, Alejandro A.
  • Rottenschweiler, Sergio


The health system in Argentina is characterized by its fragmentation and multiplicity of actors, affecting the coverage and quality of the provision, despite having a level of health spending that is not far from that of developed countries. In this context, the question is how to improve the quality of services through a reallocation of health expenditure. Additionally, the demographic change will have an impact on public health expenditure, which generates the additional question of how to finance the increase in expenditures, within a framework of fiscal federalism where there are responsibilities at the federal and subnational levels.

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  • Calabria, Alejandro A. & Rottenschweiler, Sergio, 2015. "Los desafíos del sistema público de salud en Argentina de cara al futuro: cobertura y financiamiento
    [The challenges of public health system in Argentina for the future: coverage and financing]
    ," MPRA Paper 65524, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:65524

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    salud; financiamiento; cobertura; cambio demográfico;

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    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts

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