Global lessons of the mexican health reform: empowerment through the use of evidence

Authors

  • Julio Frenk Dean, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University. Boston, USA. Médico. Magíster en Salud Pública. Magíster en Sociología. Doctor (PhD) en Organización del Cuidado Médico y Sociología.
  • Octavio Gómez-Dantés Dean, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University. Boston, USA. Médico. Magíster en Salud Pública. Magíster en Sociología. Doctor (PhD) en Organización del Cuidado Médico y Sociología.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2010.273.1499

Keywords:

Health care reform, Knowledge bases, Public Health, Mexico

Abstract

This paper illustrates, using as an example the recent reform of the Mexican health system, the potential of knowledge in the design and implementation of public policies. In the first part the relationship between knowledge and health is described. In part two, the efforts in Mexico to generate evidence that would eventually nourish the design and implementation of health policies are discussed. In the following sections the content and the guiding concept of the reform, the democratization of health, are analyzed. The paper concludes with the discussion of the main global lessons of this reform experience.

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Published

2010-09-28

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Section

Symposium

How to Cite

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Frenk J, Gómez-Dantés O. Global lessons of the mexican health reform: empowerment through the use of evidence. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2010 Sep. 28 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];27(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1499

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