María-Luisa Escobar

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China's current strategy to improve how health services are paid for is headed in the right direction, but much more remains to be done. The problems to be resolved, reflecting the setbacks of recent decades, are substantial: high levels of out-of-pocket payments and cost escalation, stalled progress in providing adequate health insurance for all,(More)
PURPOSE Over the last five years many middle-income Latin American countries have seen a steep increase in the number of cases litigating access to curative services. The purpose of this paper is to explore this complex phenomenon and outline some of its roots and impacts. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH The authors use an interdisciplinary approach based on(More)
Colombia is a middle-income country with an estimated 2005 population of 43 million (Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística/National Administrative Statistics Department, 2007). Over the past three decades, the Colombian population has experienced the demographic and epidemiological changes that characterize societies in transition: a rapid(More)
This paper summarizes the background, methodology, results, and lessons learned from SaluDerecho, the Initiative on Priority Setting, Equity and Constitutional Mandates in Health. Originally facilitated by the capacity-building arm of the World Bank in 2010, it was implemented in Latin American countries and later expanded to other regions of the world.(More)
China’s current strategy to improve how health services are paid for is headed in the right direction, but much more remains to be done. The problems to be resolved, reflecting the setbacks of recent decades, are substantial: high levels of out-of-pocket payments and cost escalation, stalled progress in providing adequate health insurance for all,(More)
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