Medical Expenditure for Chronic Diseases in Mexico: The Case of Selected Diagnoses Treated by the Largest Care Providers

@inproceedings{FigueroaLara2016MedicalEF,
  title={Medical Expenditure for Chronic Diseases in Mexico: The Case of Selected Diagnoses Treated by the Largest Care Providers},
  author={Alejandro Figueroa-Lara and Miguel {\'A}ngel Gonz{\'a}lez-Block and Jose Alarcon-Irigoyen and Ulla Kou Griffiths},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic diseases (CD) are a public health emergency in Mexico. Despite concern regarding the financial burden of CDs in the country, economic studies have focused only on diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Furthermore, these estimated financial burdens were based on hypothetical epidemiology models or ideal healthcare scenarios. The present study estimates the annual expenditure per patient and the financial burden for the nine most prevalent CDs, excluding cancer, for each of the… CONTINUE READING
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