Publication
Title
Equity during an economic crisis: financing of the Argentine health system
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Abstract
This article analyses the redistributive effect caused by health financing and the distribution of healthcare utilization in Argentina before and during the severe 2001/2002 economic crisis. Both dramatically changed during this period: the redistributive effect became much more positive and utilization shifted from pro-poor to pro-rich. This clearly demonstrates that when utilization is contingent on financing, changes can occur rapidly; and that an integrated approach is required when monitoring equity. From a policy perspective, the Argentine health system appears vulnerable to economic downturns mainly due to high reliance on out-of-pocket payments and the strong link between health insurance and employment.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of health economics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2010
ISSN
0167-6296
Volume/pages
29:4(2010), p. 479-488
ISI
000280456500001
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 07.10.2010
Last edited 05.08.2017
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