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dc.contributorInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Banken_US
dc.contributor.authorDmytraczenko, Tania (ed.)
dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, Gisele (ed.)
dc.contributor.otherThe World Bankes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-15T19:11:10Z
dc.date.available2015-07-15T19:11:10Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4648-0455-7
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/7661
dc.description.abstract"For the past two years, the World Bank and PAHO have engaged in a collaborative effort to examine policies and initiatives in LAC aimed at achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This report is one product of that collaboration. It includes contributions from professionals from both institutions and it has received the support of researchers from several countries in the region. The report provides insight on different approaches and progress being made by selected countries over the past quarter century to increase population coverage, services covered, and financial protection, with a special focus on reductions in health inequities. The report shows that countries have made meaningful progress toward UHC, with increases in population coverage and access to health services, a rise in public spending on health, and a decline in out-of-pocket payments, which can result in catastrophic spending and impoverishment for many households. Expanded health services, including preventive, curative, and specialized services, have also been observed in most countries, and service utilization has become less inequitable over the years. The gap between rich and poor has also narrowed on a number of key health outcomes. Despite the advances, much remains to be done to close the equity gap and address new health challenges in the Region".en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsOverview; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Setting the Context for Universal Health Coverage Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean; Chapter 3: Universal Health Coverage Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean; Chapter 4: Progress toward Universal Health Coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean: Outcomes, Utilization, and Financial Protection; Chapter 5: Assessing Progress toward Universal Health Coverage: Beyond Utilization and Financial Protection; Chapter 6: Conclusions.en_US
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherOPSes_ES
dc.subjectUniversal Health Coverageen_US
dc.subjectCobertura Universales_ES
dc.subjectEquidad, Salud y Desarrollo Humanoes_ES
dc.subjectEquidade, Saúde e Desenvolvimento Humanopt_BR
dc.subjectEquity, Health and Human Developmenten_US
dc.titleToward Universal Health Coverage and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from Selected Countriesen_US
dc.typePublicationsen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePan American Health Organizationen_US
paho.publisher.countryUnited Stateses_ES
paho.publisher.cityWashington, D.Ces_ES
paho.source.centercodeUS1.1es_ES
paho.subjectCat 3. Determinants of Health and Promoting Health throughout the Life Courseen_US


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