Since the early 1980s, the Ministries of Health of most Developing Countries have been plagued by significant and persistent resource shortages.
One response of many Third World countries to this health financing crisis has been to turn to user fees.
This article presents a case study of the evolution of public health care system fees in El Salvador in the decade of the 1980s.
Since 1980 falling levels of real funding of the Ministry of Health of El Salvador have resulted in falling supplies of drugs, materials and equipment throughout the public health system, and have contributed to declining utilization levels of public health facilities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Malade, Crise économique, Financement, Participation, Economie santé, Salvador, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Gouvernement, Ministère santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Patient, Economic crisis, Financing, Participation, Health economy, El Salvador, Central America, America, Government
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0383231
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.